The lawyers for Donald Trump, the former president of the United States, have agreed to postpone to next week an initial pretrial hearing in order to discuss how classified documents are handled by federal prosecutors. He is facing federal charges alleging that he illegally horded classified documents at his Florida home.
The Classified Information Procedures Act hearing was originally scheduled for Friday. An attorney for Trump's valet Walt Nauta who was also charged with the former president said that he had another bench trial in Washington this week, which prevented him from appearing in South Florida on Friday.
In their filing, the attorneys stated that they could appear at the pretrial hearing to review the 1980 law on the 18th of July. They also added that they had checked with U.S. Attorneys about moving the date.
The new date will still need to be approved by the judge, U.S. district Judge Aileen Cannon.
In a 38-count federal indictment, Trump and Nauta are accused of conspiring to conceal classified documents from federal investigators at Mar-a-Lago. Both men have denied any wrongdoing.
Trump has denied all wrongdoing, and has accused the prosecution of trying to harm his bid to win back the White House by 2024.