Federal prosecutors have proposed starting the trial over Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents in December, according to a court filing. The trial is expected to last several weeks, and the government has asked that it be held in Washington, D.C.
Trump is accused of violating the Presidential Records Act by taking classified documents from the White House to his Mar-a-Lago resort. The government has said that Trump took the documents after leaving office and that he has refused to return them.
Trump has denied the allegations, and his lawyers have said that he is immune from prosecution because he was acting as president at the time. However, the government has argued that the immunity did not protect Trump’s actions and that he should be held accountable.
The trial is scheduled to begin on December 12, 2023. If Trump is convicted, he could face up to two years in prison.