U.S. judge sets March 4, 2024, trial for Trump over efforts to overturn 2020 election


(c) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. President Donald Trump is shown in a police booking mugshot released by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, after a Grand Jury brought back indictments against him and 18 of his allies in their attempt to overturn the state’s 2020

By Sarah N. Lynch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday set March 4, 2024, as the start date for former U.S. President Donald Trump’s criminal trial on charges of trying to overturn his 2020 election defeat in a failed bid to keep himself in power.

“The public has a right to a prompt and efficient resolution of this matter,” U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said.