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ChatGPT | Judge Cannon indefinitely postpones Trump's classified docs trial, 7 May
once scheduled for May 20.

The date had been widely expected to move amid a tangle of pretrial conflicts between special counsel Jack Smith and Trump's attorneys. Smith had urged Judge Aileen Cannon to reschedule the trial to begin on July 8, but an order from the judge on Tuesday afternoon suggested that she is unlikely to even decide on a new trial date before late July.

What was the question?
Whether and if so to what extent does a former President enjoy presidential immunity from criminal prosecution for conduct alleged to involve official acts during his tenure in office.
That reshuffling further clouds the picture for Smith, who is also awaiting a Supreme Court ruling on presidential immunity that could determine whether his other case against Trump—charges in Washington D.C. for attempting to subvert the 2020 election—can move forward this year.
archive Fischer v. United States, emergency D.C. appeal, TRUMP INDICTMENT TRACKER
• Agent Smith fed "election inteference" (USDC)
• Agent Smith fed "classified docs" (SDFL)

ChatGPT | White House to Republicans: You're not getting audio of Biden's interview with Hur, 17 May

President Joe Biden has asserted executive privilege to block House committees from obtaining audio recordings of his own interviews with special counsel Robert Hur about Biden's handling of classified documents.
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Chat GPT | Biden's team had a few demands for a Trump debate. A major one: No crowd, 17 May executive ADA bureau

There were several conditions that the Biden team felt were necessary in order to agree to a debate with the former president, among them that at least one forum take place before the start of early voting and that the hosts weren't from outlets with an ideological bent toward Trump. But in interviews with more than a half dozen officials and advisers who were not authorized to discuss private conversations, the issue of the crowd was consistent. Among their concerns were that the audience noise could disadvantage Biden, who sometimes has trouble hearing amid a din. They also wanted to ensure that there was a clean tempo and cadence to the debate and that it not turn into a shouting match or spectacle. Biden aides have envisioned using the forums to pummel Trump on abortion rights, his response to the Covid pandemic, and threats to democracy. For that reason, they were also pleased that the debate would, it appears, involve microphones that can be cut off if a candidate speaks when it's not their [sic] turn.
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by Cat on Fri May 17th, 2024 at 07:40:52 PM EST
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