On Monday, a federal judge set the start of former President Donald Trump‘s federal election interference trial in Washington, D.C., for March 4.
That’s one day before Super Tuesday, a significant date for Trump as he is seeking the 2024 Republican nomination to run for a second term in the White House. More than a dozen key states — including California, Maine, Texas, North Carolina, Utah, and Virginia — are expected to hold their nominating contests on March 5.
“Setting a trial date does not depend and should not depend on a defendant’s personal and professional obligations,” said presiding U.S. District Judge Tonya Chutkan, according to NBC News. “Mr. Trump, like any defendant, will have to make the trial date work, regardless of his schedule,” the judge added.
Judge Chutkan looked at the calendar and just randomly picked March 4, 2024 as the trial date, the day before Super Tuesday.— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 28, 2023
What an absolute farce. pic.twitter.com/uWNVULVfWR