Major New Development In Trump’s Georgia Case

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( – On Thursday lawyers for former President Trump revealed that he will not attempt to have his Georgia criminal prosecution moved from the state to the federal court. Trump’s attorney Steve Sadow similarly notified the judge that Trump would not be making such an attempt.

On Thursday in a court filing, Sadow stated that Trump was notifying the Court that he would not be attempting to move his case to a deferral court. He added that this decision was made with the belief that the Court in Georgia would protect the former president’s constitutional rights to a fair trial and that there would be due process during the prosecution of this case in the Fulton County Superior Court.

Trump is charged along with 18 co-defendants in this case. Out of the 18, five have already attempted to have their cases moved to the federal court, however this is shaping up to be a tough battle. Some legal experts have even argued that if one of the cases is moved to the federal court, then the entire case could be moved.

If Trump were to move his case to the federal court he would be able to assert immunity from the charges, but it still would not have made the charges subject to a presidential pardon. It would have also broadened the available jury pool in other areas in the state that are not in their majority Democratic. A federal judge would also be assigned to oversee this case. Finally, the case would not be recorded if it was in a federal court, while recordings are allowed in state courts.

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