United States – A judge in New York yesterday refused Donald Trump’s request to delay his April 15 trial related to Stormy Daniel’s hush money, which he paid before the 2016 presidential election.

Judge Rejects Trump’s Attempt

The Court has set April 25 for the hearing of Trump’s arguments that he is immune from federal prosecution for attempting to botch the second-term election he lost to Democratic President Joe Biden, as reported by Reuters.

The defense counsel of Trump to cover the New York case referred the case Judge Merchan to a postponed ruling until the evidentiary evaluation of the prosecutors was complete by arguing that it was further related to the presentation of his statements made between 2017 and 2021 as a president.

On Wednesday, Merchan judge ruled out, saying that the case was too old, and the issue had already been responded to.

“Defendants had myriad opportunities to raise the claim of presidential immunity well before March 7, 2024,” Merchan wrote.

Trump’s attorney, Todd Blanche, declined to comment when reached out for comment.

Trump Denies Allegations

Visual Representation of Donald Trump Denies Allegations. Credit | AP

In the upcoming November 5 election, Trump, the Republican candidate who is indicted on four counts of separate criminal indictments, has entered a plea of not being guilty to any of the charges.

The New York case is the closest case to a trial before the election.

He is indicted for altering or disguising account records to screens open up Michael Cohen’s USD 130,000 payout to porn star Stormy Daniels for her silence, before the 2016 election, on the alleged affair that she had with Trump back in 2006.

Trump denies any of the said encounters with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.

Trump is additionally requesting a postponement on the grounds that the overwhelming media coverage of the case has led to most people verifying to news channel viewers that Trump is already guilty. Judge Merchan cannot touch this motion yet.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s Prosecution team filed an opposition to Trump’s motion to dismiss the 2023 indictment in a court filing that occurred yesterday.

They claimed Trump’s name had generated a lot of discussion, and by the time of the jury selection, they would have already managed to get rid of all the biased folks.

This ruling by the Supreme Court in favor of President Trump and his election intervention case is a triumph for a delay of a few months at the least, as reported by Reuters.

Legal Battles Extend Beyond New York

He also courted a state case in Georgia over his anti-election campaign in 2020, besides a case in Florida over his shady activities with the government files after his resignation in 2021. Also, those cases fail to have stipulated trial dates.

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