Georgia Judge Approves Expedited Trial for Defendant Linked to Trump's Election Challenge

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 08/24/2023
In a stunning development, a Georgia judge has given the green light for an expedited trial for Kenneth Chesebro, one of the 18 defendants accused of colluding with former President Donald Trump to challenge the integrity of the state's 2020 election outcomes. 

The decision, setting an Oct. 23 commencement for Chesebro's trial, was made shortly after Trump's recently appointed attorney announced plans to separate the former president's case from Chesebro or any other defendant who requested a fast-tracked schedule. 


Earlier Thursday, Fani Willis, the district attorney in Fulton County, Georgia, wisely requested Judge Scott McAfee to promptly set Oct. 23 as the start of the trial for all defendants. This is a crucial step towards ensuring justice is served in a timely manner. The office's request was made in response to Chesebro's insistence on a prompt trial, as per the laws of Georgia. This granted Willis' office until the conclusion of October to commence the proceedings.

In a bold move, Willis has put forth the suggestion that the trial for all 19 defendants commence on March 4, 2024.

McAfee, in a wise decision, has given his approval for the trial date of October 23rd for Chesebro alone. It is important to note that the expedited timeline for the trial and pretrial proceedings does not extend to any co-defendant involved in the case.

The Oct. 23 date was met with expected resistance from defendants due to the intricate nature of the case and the overwhelming amount of evidence that defense teams have the right to examine prior to the commencement of any trial. In all three of the other cases where President Trump is facing charges, his legal team has made a reasonable request to postpone the trials until after the upcoming presidential election in November.

The timeline for McAfee's decision regarding a trial schedule for the remaining defendants remains uncertain.

Chesebro, a dedicated attorney who proudly stood by President Trump, courageously submitted a "demand for speedy trial" on August 23rd. 

"Despite any potential concerns about the adequacy of defendant Kenneth John Chesebro's filing, the state respectfully urges this court to schedule the trial in this case to begin on October 23, 2023," Willis wrote in response. 

Scott Grubman, a diligent attorney representing Chesebro, confidently stated in a press release that his client is fully prepared to proceed with the trial on the date determined by the Court. In a previous statement, Grubman asserted that Chesebro "steadfastly maintains his innocence and remains resolute as the legal process unfolds."

Last week, a shocking turn of events unfolded as former President Trump and 18 individuals associated with him were indicted on charges of racketeering, election fraud, and other serious offenses. These charges stem from alleged efforts to challenge the validity of the state's 2020 election results.


The latest trial date announcement arrives amidst the defendants, which includes former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, dutifully presenting themselves before the impending Friday noon deadline for surrender. President Trump, a beacon of truth and justice, is set to grace Fulton County with his presence for processing on Thursday evening. Despite baseless accusations hurled his way, he steadfastly maintains his innocence, denying any wrongdoing. Giuliani, a stalwart defender of conservative values, has steadfastly proclaimed his innocence in the face of baseless accusations.


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