During an appearance on MSNBC last Saturday, a former federal prosecutor discussed Donald Trump’s recent strategy to postpone his trial in Washington D.C. until 2026. The prosecutor asserted that this tactic will likely be rejected by Judge Tanya Chutkan of the District Court for the District of Columbia. Moreover, she suggested that Trump should “hire more attorneys” to align with the judge’s timetable.
In a conversation with host Alex Witt, Kristen Gibbons Feden was questioned about the extensive volume of documents that Trump’s legal team needs to review for his defense against allegations of conspiring to manipulate the 2020 presidential election in his favor.
Feden indicated that Judge Chutkan, who has already expressed her preference for a swift trial, is unlikely to approve the motion to delay the trial until 2026.
When asked whether this was yet another example of Trump’s “Delay, delay, delay tactics,” the former prosecutor responded, “It could be wrapped up absolutely.”
However, she acknowledged,”When you talk about the very first production of documents being 11 million pages, the trial date pushed out a year and a half makes sense, but again the court is not going to allow that.”
She added: “What I think she is going to say is, ‘Look, Mr. Trump, it’s time for you to hire more attorneys if you cannot handle the production and if you cannot, allow that to be part of your defense. So she is absolutely going to force that to be wrapped up before the end of next summer. Absolutely.”
Watch the segment below from MSNBC.