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Trump Georgia election trial would take 4 months for all 19 defendants, prosecutor says

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Dan Mangan@_DanMangan

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Former President Donald Trump speaks to the media at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after surrendering at the Fulton County jail in Atlanta, Georgia, Aug. 24, 2023.
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A trial for former President Donald Trump and all 18 other co-defendants in his criminal election conspiracy case in Georgia would take four months to complete, a prosecutor told a judge Wednesday.

And 150 witnesses would potentially testify at the trial in Fulton County Superior Court, the prosecutor said.

The estimates were disclosed at a court hearing where lawyers for two co-defendants in the case, Kenneth Chesebro and Sidney Powell, are asking Judge Scott McAfee to conduct their trials separately from the other defendants and each other.

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The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office wants Trump and the other 18 defendants tried together, a prosecutor told McAfee.

Four additional defendants in the case besides Chesebro and Powell have filed motions asking McAfee to sever their trials from those of co-defendants.

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