Judge Cannon has set the documents trial for May 20, 2024.
In the Friday order, Cannon wrote that Trump’s arguments about his status as a current presidential candidate were “unnecessary to resolution of the Government’s motion at this juncture.” It leaves room for the issue potentially to reappear in the future, but takes it out of consideration for now.
Trump’s lawyers will try to push that further down the road, of course. I’m not going to try to guess if Jack Smith will try to move it up.
Tony Bennett died, age 96. He had a good run.
The Guardian is reporting that Fani Willis is preparing to bring racketeering charges against Trump.