District Judge Tanya Chutkan of the District of Columbia has scheduled the trial concerning former President Donald Trump’s contesting of the 2020 election for March 4, 2024.
This court date comes at a critical time for the Trump campaign — just one day before Super Tuesday. This is the date when the most Republican delegates will be up for grabs.
And Donald Trump will extremely limited or unavailable to campaign the day before the primaries are held.
Trump’s defense team had originally suggested a trial commencement date of April 2026, long after the 2024 presidential election results would be finalized. This proposal was unequivocally dismissed by Judge Chutkan, who declared, “I can tell you right now you are not getting two years. This case is not going to trial in 2026.”
Chutkan also stated, “I don’t doubt for a minute that you have been working diligently, but you and I have a very different estimate of what time is needed to prepare for this case.”
Discussing the preparation for the trial, Chutkan commented, “Discovery in 2023 is not sitting with boxes in a warehouse…We both know the first cut is reviewed by electronic searches,” adding that “no one’s sitting there