US Politics

Trump’s lawyers to request trial to be delayed until 2026

A start date of January 2 2024 has been proposed by special counsel Jack Sith

Donald Trump: former US president could face trial in four cities next year. Picture: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s lawyers will argue on Monday for one of the trials facing the former US president to be put back until April 2026.

Special counsel Jack Smith’s team has proposed a trial starting on January 2 2024 in a Washington federal court – one of four cities where Trump could face trial next year – on charges of working to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election ahead of the US Capital riot ...