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Ex-Federal Prosecutor Deciphers Trump’s Latest Legal Maneuver To Avoid Trial

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Andrew Weissmann slams Donald Trump
Former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann is putting Trump on notice for asking for a delay in the classified documents trial set for December.

This week, attorneys for Donald Trump, who was indicted on 37 federal counts in the classified documents scandal, asked the court to delay the trial until after the 2024 election. But former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann is putting Trump on notice over the legal maneuver.

The trial is currently scheduled to begin in December and Weissmann found the request for a delay to be very curious.

“If you are innocent and want to be vindicated, you ask for a trial before the election,” he wrote on Twitter. “If you are guilty and want to run on victimization, without being undermined by facts and law, you don’t.”

Weissmann has said he believes the case against Trump is very strong ― especially given an audio recording of the former president bragging that he had classified documents in his possession after leaving the White House. In the same audio, Trump admits that he didn’t declassify them while he was still president.

“This is game over if you are following the facts and the law,” Weissmann said during an interview on MSNBC. “He’s charged with having classified information and knowing that he had classified information.”

He added that the audio is just one piece of “a massive mountain of evidence” against the former president and pointed out that Trump’s public comments on the documents have essentially been a confession, and that those statements will be admissible in court.

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