US judge sets hearing on evidence in Trump's 2020 election case

September 24, 2023

ET (1400 GMT), shortly after Trump's attorneys and members of U.S. Special Counsel Jack Smith's office had clashed in a joint court over when to schedule the proceeding. Prosecutors had said they were available all week, while Trump's lawyers had asked for a postponement until early next week. Trump's attorneys said limits would infringe on his right to free speech, protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The disagreement between the parties over the hearing date represented the latest effort by Trump's team to delay or slow legal proceedings. In the joint Washington filing, Trump's lawyers said Trump wished for both Blanche and his other lawyer John Lauro to be present for the hearing before Chutkan.