During an interview this week, former president Donald Trump issued a dire warning to Democrats and the Biden administration regarding the possibility of prison time if he is found guilty of any of the offenses he is currently facing at the state and federal levels.
Donald Trump was questioned on The Simon Conway Show about the possibility of going to prison and how he anticipated his supporters would react.
“Is it something that concerns you of the people making sure that they don’t go out of their right mind if something like that happens, if that, for example, they do say — Jack Smith says, OK, I’m going to put Donald Trump in jail?’ the host asked.
“I think it’s a very dangerous thing to even talk about because we do have a tremendously passionate group of voters, much more passion than they had in 2020 and much more passion than they had in 2016,” he said, adding, “I think it would be very dangerous.”
“They’re trying to cheat on an election by doing this,” Trump added. “It’s election interference.”
While the special counsel appointed to investigate President Joe Biden’s possession of classified documents, which he was not authorized to possess as vice president or senator, has remained mute, President Trump used his Truth Social platform to verbally attack Smith earlier this week.
“The Democrat prosecutors waited years to bring charges so that they could interfere with the 2024 presidential election. They are getting, however, big blowback!” he wrote, adding, “for the first time in the history of the USA, lawyers, and the legal system itself, are under siege…all a gift from crooked Joe Biden, Merrick Garland, and deranged prosecutor, Jack Smith!”
A federal magistrate determined on Friday that Trump’s trial will begin on 20 May 2024. He is accused of neglecting confidential documents at his Mar-a-Lago residence.
Politico reported that U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon appeared to compromise between prosecutors’ request for a trial date in December 2023 and Trump’s request to delay the trial until after the November 2024 election.
Fort Pierce will host the initial pretrial hearing in the case involving Trump’s sensitive documents. Judge Cannon promised to issue a written order “promptly” during the nearly two-hour hearing in federal court in Fort Pierce, Florida, where Trump’s counsel argued for an indefinite postponement of the trial date.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The defense team for Donald Trump claimed they needed extra time to get ready for what they described as a difficult case with a sizable body of evidence. They claim that before the 2024 election, in which he is by far the GOP front-runner, the former president won’t receive a fair trial.
The first pretrial hearing in the case concerning Trump’s sensitive documents will take place in Fort Pierce. Judge Cannon promised to give a written order “promptly” during the almost two-hour hearing in federal court in Fort Pierce, Florida, where Trump’s attorneys argued for an indefinite postponement of the trial date. CONTINUE READING…