March 4 trial date set for Trump in federal case charging him with plotting to overturn election

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In this image released in the final report by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, President Donald Trump talks on the phone to Vice President Mike Pence from the Oval Office of the White House on Jan. 6, 2021. (House Select Committee via AP)

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WASHINGTON (AP) – A judge has set a March 4 trial date for Donald Trump in the federal case in Washington charging the former president with trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

The decision from U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan on Monday denied a defense request to push the trial back until April 2026, about a year and a half after the 2024 election.

The decision also sets the trial later than the January date proposed by special counsel Jack Smith’s team.

The Republican ex-president was charged earlier this month in a four-count indictment with scheming to undo the result of the election he lost to Democrat Joe Biden.

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8/28/2023 10:33:30 AM (GMT -5:00)

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