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Former U.S. President Donald Trump, who was arraigned on federal charges related to attempts to overturn his 2020 election defeat, faces reporters as he departs Washington at Reagan Washington National Airport in nearby Arlington, Virginia, U.S., August 3, 2023. 

Pool | Via Reuters

Former President Donald Trump will not head to trial next month alongside two of his co-defendants whose cases in the sweeping Georgia election interference case were severed by a judge Thursday.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee granted motions from Kenneth Chesebro and Sidney Powell to sever their criminal cases from the 17 other co-defendants who have been indicted in Atlanta District Attorney Fani Willis’ probe.

Georgia prosecutors wanted to keep all 19 co-defendants together in the case. But McAfee wrote in his order that severing Chesebro and Powell was “simply a procedural and logistical inevitability.”

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