Running out the clock: How Trump could use one judge to hamper another this week

Former President Donald Trump is due in two federal courtrooms this year, but his team reportedly is working to use one federal case’s trial to push both further into the future.

With a scheduling conference currently set for Friday in the former president’s classified documents case in a federal court in Florida, it could be the first step in an attempt to help push his 2020 election subversion case in Washington, D.C., back, according to a report from CNN, citing people familiar with Trump’s court schedule strategy.

The scheduling conference comes as the trial in the classified documents case is set to begin on May 20, while the 2020 election subversion case was expected to begin on March 5 but has been halted due to appeals from Trump’s lawyers over immunity.

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