MTG says Trump’s indictments are obviously ‘ELECTION INTERFERENCE!!!’

by Hailey Gomez

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After news broke that Judge Chutkan set former President Donald Trump’s D.C. trial date a day before Super Tuesday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to claim that the move was “election interference.”

Federal Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, who is overseeing Trump’s alleged election inference case in D.C., set the trial date for March 4, 2024. Coincidentally the date happens to be a day before the Republican voters in over a dozen states, particularly in the South, will head to the polls to vote in the primaries, also known as Super Tuesday.

“Can it be any more obvious that all of these indictments are nothing more than ELECTION INTERFERENCE!!!” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene posted on X.

Primary voting on March 5 will be held in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia.

Chutkan heard on Monday morning from federal prosecutors and Trump’s lawyers on when they would prefer the trial date. Special Counsel Jack Smith advocated for the trial to start in January, while Trump’s lawyers argued for the case to be pushed back until after the presidential elections, aiming for April 2026. 

“This is a request for a show trial, not a speedy trial,” stated Trump’s lawyer John Lauro in response to Smith’s request. “Mr. Trump is not above the law, but he is not below the law.”

However, Chutkan noted that the former president would have to prioritize the trial and that her actions would be consistent with any other public figure, responding that both proposals were not “acceptable.” 

“These proposals are obviously very far apart,” Chutkan responded to the request, according to NBC. “Neither of them is acceptable.”

Trump is also scheduled for another trial on March 25 in New York regarding an alleged hush money scheme to cover up an affair before the 2016 elections.

This trial date will come two days after the Louisiana primary, and one week before primaries in Delaware, New York, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.

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