Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis informed a judge on Tuesday that state prosecutors still want to try former President Donald Trump together with his 18 co-defendants, including attorney Kenneth Chesebro, who is currently slated to be tried in October.
Chesebro, the alleged architect of the false electors scheme, is scheduled to go to trial on Oct. 23, 2023, after requesting a speedy trial.
Soon after, lawyer Sidney Powell followed Chesebro’s lead, invoking her speedy trial rights, a move that raised questions over whether she would be tried with him.
Trump’s attorney Steve Sadow signaled that he plans to ask the judge to sever his case from Chesebro’s — and be tried at a later date.
Prosecutors reiterated on Tuesday that they believe all 19 defendants should be tried quickly, and together.
“The State maintains its position that severance is improper at this juncture and that all Defendants should be tried together, but at an absolute minimum, the Court should set Defendant Powell’s trial and that of any other defendant who may file a speedy trial demand on the same date as Defendant Chesebro’s,” Deputy District Attorney John Will Wooten wrote in a four-page legal brief.
This is a developing story and will be updated.