From The New York Times:
Jack Smith, the special counsel, has asked a federal judge to move back the start of the trial of former President Donald J. Trump and his co-defendant, Walt Nauta, in the classified documents case from August to Dec. 11, according to a Justice Department filing made public late Friday.
Mr. Smith’s team also provided the defense lawyers with its first estimate of the number of witnesses — 84 — who might be called to testify. The judge presiding over Mr. Trump’s initial hearing requested the list to impose a restriction against the former president discussing the case with them, to prevent witness tampering.
Prosecutors requested that the names be kept under seal, cautioned that the tally “does not comprise all of the witnesses the government might call at trial,” and said the defense had reserved the right to challenge those on the list.
The 84 number means there are on average more than two witnesses for each of the 37 criminal counts TFG is charged with. Solid.
And Lil’ Donnie has been ordered not to contact any of them, too. He’s going to need a donut-sized Xanax to fall asleep tonight.
Three cheers for Special Counsel Jack Smith!