Former President Donald Trump’s lawyers say they have agreed with federal prosecutors to delay next week a pretrial hearing to discuss how classified information will be handled in court while he faces charges. federally that he illegally hid classified documents from his Florida estate.
A hearing to discuss the Classified Information Procedures Act was previously scheduled for Friday. But a lawyer for Trump’s valet Walt Nauta, who is indicted along with the former president, said he had another bench trial this week in Washington that prevented him from appearing Friday in South Florida.
The lawyers said in their filing that they could appear at the pretrial conference to discuss the 1980 law on July 18, adding that they were also checking with US attorneys to move the date.
The judge in the case, US District Judge Aileen Cannon, has yet to approve the new date.
Trump and Nauta are charged in a 38-count indictment with conspiring to hide classified documents at Mar-a-Lago from federal investigators. Both men pleaded not guilty.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing and criticized the prosecution as an effort to hurt his bid to regain the White House in 2024.