In a written statement, US Judge Aileen Cannon stated that the case regarding Trump’s detention of classified documents at his home will begin on August 14 in Florida.
Cannon shared his prediction that the case will be completed within two weeks of the start date.
In the US press, comments were made that the hearing on August 14, where Trump and his lawyers are expected to pressure to postpone the case, seems unlikely.
It is also expected that Trump and his lawyers will ask the Justice Department to “declassify the evidence” in hopes that some of their charges will be withdrawn.
Secret documents from Trump’s mansion
Donald Trump’s mansion called “Mar-a-Lagon” in Florida was raided by FBI agents for the “confidential documents” investigation on the morning of August 8, 2022.
Describing the raid and the ongoing investigations against him as “political”, Trump requested the documents taken from Mar-a-Lago to be reviewed by “an independent arbitrator or a special judge”.
It is chaired by former Attorney General Jack Smith, who was appointed as the special authorized expert on the “confidential documents” and “January 6 Congressional raid” investigations into Trump.
On June 11, Trump dismissed 37 separate accusations of concealing classified state documents, calling them “nonsense and unfounded”.