Prosecutors in Georgia have announced their intention to call at least 150 witnesses in a wide-ranging election interference case. The case involves former President Trump and 18 other individuals charged with racketeering and other offenses.
Special prosecutor Nathan Wade stated during a hearing in Fulton County that a trial involving all 19 co-defendants would take approximately four months, excluding jury selection. However, the trial duration depends on whether the defendants testify. Two co-defendants, Kenneth Chesebro and Sidney Powell, have filed motions to separate their cases from the others.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis hopes to try all defendants together, but Chesebro and Powell have requested a speedy trial, potentially allowing them to be tried this fall. Trump and several other defendants have expressed their unpreparedness for a trial on such an accelerated timeline.