U.S. seeks Jan. 2 trial date for Trump election subversion case
The US Department of Justice has filed a motion in the US District Court for the District of Columbia seeking to schedule a January 2 trial date for the criminal case against former President Donald Trump regarding his alleged involvement in the January 6 Capitol insurrection. According to the motion, the United States is looking to hold the trial as soon as possible given the complexity of the case. The defense has previously urged the court to delay the trial date, citing concerns about being able to adequately prepare for the case. In its motion, the US also asked the court to consider imposing certain restrictions on the right of the accused to travel to the District of Columbia for the trial, given the ongoing threat from the novel Coronavirus. The motion is the first step in the litigation process, and the court will rule on the motion at a later date. Depending on the court's decision, a trial date for the case could be set for early 2021.