Georgia prosecutors say 150 witnesses will be called in 2020 election case
Driving the news: Special prosecutor Nathan Wade said the government has an excess of 150 witnesses it intends to call in the case.
- Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee said it "seems a little unrealistic to handle all 19 (defendants) in 40-something days," with the proposed October 23 trial start date.
- McAfee denied the requests, saying, "Based on what's been presented today, I am not finding the severance for Mr. Cheseboro or Powell is necessary to achieve a fair determination of the guilt or innocence for either defendant in this case."
Catch up quick: All 19 defendants in the case, including the former president, have pleaded not guilty.
Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional details.