(1) Noting that the case is currently set for a late December Calendar Call, where trial readiness is discussed, Saab's counsel pointed out that the trial judge that his client's appeal of the adverse ruling on his diplomatic immunity issue is still pending,
(2) Counsel apparently wants to discuss scheduling pre-trial procedure, and the setting on a trial date.
(3) Counsel has specifically mentioned depositions, which can be authorized by the Court under Criminal Rule 15. he may ask for them to be taken, but he must show "exceptional circumstances and in the interests of justice." Given defense counsel's exceptional experience and credentials, you must consider whether he is contemplating pretrial actions that will potentially have an effect on post-trial relief, which he has, in other cases, employed successfully on behalf of other prominent clients.
Rule 15. Depositions (Dec. 1, 2012)