Donald Trump faces potential Jan. 2 trial date on 2020 election conspiracy prices

Prosecutors with particular counsel Jack Smith’s crew requested a decide on Thursday to set a Jan. 2 trial date for former President Donald Trump within the case charging him with plotting to overturn his 2020 election loss.

If U.S. District Decide Tanya Chutkan agrees with prosecutors’ proposal, the case in opposition to the early front-runner for the 2024 Republican presidential major would open proper earlier than the anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on the U.S. Capitol, which was fueled by Trump’s false claims concerning the election.

The proposed date can also be just below two weeks earlier than the primary votes are set to be forged within the Republican presidential race, with Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses scheduled for Jan. 15.