Trump begs Georgia judge to reconsider decision not to further delay election case
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Lawyers representing Donald Trump on Wednesday filed a motion requesting that a Georgia state trial judge presiding over the former president’s election interference case reconsider a previous ruling denying a request for more time to file additional briefs amid their effort to scrap a Fulton County District Attorney’s investigation.

Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney on Friday denied a request from Trump’s lawyers seeking 21 days to file a reply brief.

McBurney in a statement obtained by NBC News wrote that, "To date the Court has received well over five hundred pages of briefing, argument and exhibits on the issues raised by former President Trump."

"That is plenty," McBurney added, noting that if he needed additional information, he’d ask.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who is leading the investigation, last month said her office is nearing a decision on whether to indict the former president on allegations that he interfered with the 2020 election.

Willis in a letter to Sheriff Patrick Labat said she plans to announce possible indictments of related parties between July 11 and Sept. 1.

“In the near future, I will announce charging decisions resulting from the investigation my office has been conducting into possible criminal interference in the administration of Georgia’s 2020 General Elections,” the letter said.

“I am providing this letter to bring to your attention the need for heightened security and preparedness in coming months due to this pending announcement.”

An Atlanta Journal-Constitution report described the announcement as among the “strongest signals yet that she’s on the verge of trying to obtain an indictment against Trump and his supporters.”