A Georgia judge had ruled that Donald Trump and 16 co-defendants won’t face a trial in October along with two others who requested a speedy trial.
This ruling rejects an Atlanta-area prosecutor’s attempt to have all 19 defendants tried together in the extensive case, which accuses them of interfering in Georgia’s 2020 presidential election.
A trial date for Trump, the front-runner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, has not yet been set, and the judge indicated the case may have to be split up further.
McAfee previously voiced skepticism that all 19 defendants could be tried together.
Trump was charged in August in an indictment alleging he and his co-defendants conspired to pressure Georgia election officials to reverse his loss to Democratic President Joe Biden.