Trump and Justice Department face to face in election fraud case, former President's demand – trial to start in 2026
US Election Fraud Case: His lawyers have dramatically suggested April 2026 as the date for the start of the trial against former President Donald Trump, who is accused of conspiracy to overturn the 2020 presidential election result. Earlier last week, Justice Department prosecutors had demanded the start of the trial on January 2, 2024.
Former US President Donald Trump is ahead in preparations for the 2024 election, but legal hurdles are not leaving him behind. Trump's lawyers have dramatically suggested a date in April 2026 to begin trial on charges of conspiracy to overturn the 2020 presidential election result.
Earlier last week, Justice Department prosecutors had sought to start the trial on January 2, 2024. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for August 28 in the court of US District Judge Tanya Chutkan in Washington, where a possible trial date is expected to be set.
Trump's lawyers have said in their filing that the court has to study 11.5 million pages of information. If the trial starts on the date suggested by the Justice Department, the court will have to review about one lakh pages daily.
Meanwhile, Trump said he has postponed a press conference scheduled for next week in the Georgia presidential election fraud case on the advice of a lawyer. In this, those cases were about to introduce new evidence.
On the other hand, Justice Department prosecutors have sought 33 years in prison against Trump aide and former Proud Boys group leader Enrique Tarrio, convicted in the Capitol Hill violence case on January 6, 2021. Not accepting the victory of Joe Biden as President, members of the Proud Boys group are said to have carried out widespread violence on Capitol Hill to overturn the election.