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Trump could get one-month reprieve for trial | Donald Trump facing justice

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Mar15,2024

Trump could get a reprieve one month for a trial | Donald Trump faces justice

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Donald Trump's lawyers wish for their part a 90-day postponement for this trial. (Archive photo)

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The Manhattan prosecutor's office said it was open to a 30-day postponement of Donald Trump's criminal trial scheduled for March 25 in New York in a case of hidden payments to an adult film actress.

Such a postponement would offer further respite to the Republican candidate for the US presidential election in November, whose lawyers are seeking to delay as much as possible the opening of the four criminal trials in which Donald Trump is being prosecuted.

The former president of the United States also made a trip to a Florida court on Thursday where his lawyers made several motions requesting the dismissal of proceedings in the x27;case over his handling of classified documents upon his departure from the White House in 2021. But Judge Aileen Cannon rejected the first of these motions.

In a court document dated Thursday and made public, the Manhattan prosecutor's office, led by prosecutor Alvin Bragg, said it was ready for a trial on the 25th. March as planned, but does not oppose a postponement of up to 30 days to allow the defense to examine new documents submitted to the proceedings.

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Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

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Yesterday [Wednesday] afternoon, the federal prosecutor's office produced approximately 31,000 pages of documents intended for the public prosecutor's office and the defense, in response to a request from the latter, and also indicated that an additional new delivery will follow by next week, Manhattan prosecutors wrote.

Donald Trump's lawyers are seeking a 90-day delay for this reason. They also asked to postpone the opening of the trial until the Supreme Court of the United States decides on the question of Donald Trump's presidential immunity. The final decision to postpone rests with Judge Juan Merchan, who is presiding over the trial.

We will continue to fight to put an end once and for all to this bogus affair, reacted one of Donald Trump's spokespersons, Steven Cheung, on the social network Truth Social, assuring that the New York case was not based on any legal basis.

Donald Trump, who will face Joe Biden at the polls in November, must appear from March 25 in New York in this payments affair to a former pornographic film star, Stormy Daniels.

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Former pornographic actress Stormy Daniels has filed a complaint against Donald Trump in an attempt to invalidate an agreement that prevents her from revealing details of an intimate relationship she allegedly had with him. (Archive photo)

Donald Trump, who pleads not guilty, is accused of having disguised the accounts of his real estate empire, the Trump Organization, to conceal the payment of 130,000 dollars to the former actress, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, just before the presidential election in November 2016.

This payment was intended to keep her silent about an alleged sexual relationship she had in 2006 with Donald Trump, which he denies, when he was already married to Melania Trump.

The former president, aged 77, is charged in this case with 34 accounting frauds, punishable by a maximum penalty of 4 years in prison in the most serious cases.

Donald Trump has increased the appeals and challenges in the four criminal cases against him, with the hope of not being tried or convicted before ;November election.

He has already succeeded in delaying the federal trial in Washington that was scheduled to begin on March 4 on charges of conspiracy against the American state, concerning accusations of unlawful attempts to overturn the outcome of the x27;November 2020 election, won by Joe Biden.

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Donald Trump is notably accused of trying to overturn the 2020 electoral result on January 6, 2021 in Washington. (Archive photo)

The procedure is suspended while the question of presidential immunity is decided by the Supreme Court, which set for April 25 the debates on this question and are not expected to rule before June or July.

The trial on the presidential archives, initially scheduled of May 20, will probably be postponed for several months, Judge Aileen Cannon wanting a sufficiently spaced calendar to allow flexibility, in particular because of the possibility of overlap with other cases.

Finally, no date has been set in the trial scheduled to begin in a Georgia court over illegal attempts to overturn the results of the election. 2020 US presidential election in this key state.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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