Trump Pleads “Not Guilty” in Georgia Election Interference Case
Former President Trump Enters Not Guilty Plea in Extensive Fulton County In a recent legal submission, former President Donald Trump
Former President Trump Enters Not Guilty Plea in Extensive Fulton County
In a recent legal submission, former President Donald Trump has formally pleaded not guilty in the expansive case involving alleged election interference in Fulton County.
Originally slated for an in-person arraignment on Wednesday, Trump utilized a provision in Georgia law allowing defendants to opt for a remote plea submission via court documents.
This marks the fourth instance post-presidency where Trump has entered a not guilty plea against criminal accusations. The present charges revolve around allegations of racketeering, asserting that he orchestrated endeavors to disrupt the outcome of Georgia’s 2020 presidential election.
Among Trump’s fellow defendants, a number have also chosen to forgo physical court appearances, instead registering not guilty pleas through the same method. This includes Sidney Powell and Trevian Kutti. Meanwhile, defendants opting for in-person appearances are set to convene in court on September 6 as scheduled.
Although a formal trial date in Georgia has not yet been established, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, aligned with the Democratic Party, formally petitioned the presiding judge last week to set a collective trial date for all 19 defendants on October 23, 2023.
Responding to this proposal, Trump’s legal representatives expressed their opposition to the suggested date, hinting at potential pre-trial disputes that could potentially prolong the proceedings.