Trump's Trial Stalling in Georgia Could Backfire Thanks to the "Empty Chair" Defense
This time in our longform weekend podcast - Glenn gives us an update on the Trump Trials.
1. First, Judge Tanya Chutkan gives Trump a March 4th, 2024 date in his federal trial for his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Glenn discusses what he saw from inside the courtroom at Trump's status hearing.
2. Then he goes over the latest on DA Fani Willis' RICO prosecution of Trump and company in Georgia, including the speedy trial demands by defendants Kenneth Chesebro and Sidney Powell; and Mark Meadows' attempt to get his case transferred from Georgia state court to federal court. Glenn explains the good, the bad, and the ugly involved.
3. Next, Jack Smith has been investigating Rudy Giuliani's drinking as it impacts Trump's ability to offer an "advice of counsel" defense. And, Judge Beryl Howell finds Rudy liable for having lied about and defaming Georgia state election workers Shaye Moss and Ruby Freeman. Glenn says these 2 facts will be important in the trials ahead.
4. Then lastly, Glenn has written an MSNBC opinion piece on the pros and cons of being among the first defendants to go to trial in the Georgia election interference case. Trump has made it clear that he doesn't want a speedy trial but some of his co-defendants seem to be champing at the bit to get to trial as soon as possible. Glenn says all eyes will be on the Kenneth Chesebro trial which is set for October 23rd.