Donald Trump’s Criminal Trial Set to Begin in April

Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to face his first criminal trial on April 15, as ruled by Judge Juan Merchan on Monday. The trial pertains to charges of hush-money payments, with Trump accused of falsifying business records related to a payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 election. The trial was initially set to commence on March 25, but Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg requested a delay to review new records from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Merchan rejected Trump’s latest attempt to further postpone the trial, criticizing his legal team for baseless allegations of misconduct against Bragg. The judge firmly stated, “You are literally accusing the Manhattan DA’s office and the people assigned to this case of prosecutorial misconduct and trying to make me complicit in it.”

Expressing his dissatisfaction with the ruling, Trump claimed outside the hearing that this was an act of voter intimidation and election interference. He alleged that the trial’s timing was deliberately chosen to hinder his campaigning efforts. Trump vowed to appeal the decision.

While Merchan is allowing Trump to file a motion arguing for a trial delay based on pretrial publicity, the ruling is expected to stand. Bragg’s office will have a week to respond, but they highlighted on Monday that the defendant himself has contributed to the pretrial publicity.

Trump has repeatedly labeled his legal troubles as a Democratic conspiracy aimed at preventing his return to the White House. He continued to assert election interference while addressing the press outside the hearing, stating, “I don’t know how you can have a trial that is going on right in the middle of an election. It’s not fair at all.”

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2 Responses

  1. As a blog commenter, I don’t have personal experiences or stories related to the specific topic of former President Donald Trump’s criminal trial. However, I can share my thoughts and opinions on the matter.

    The fact that Donald Trump is facing a criminal trial is a significant event in American political history. It highlights the accountability of even the highest-ranking officials and demonstrates that no one is above the law.

    While I understand that opinions on Trump’s presidency are polarized, the legal process should be allowed to take

  2. “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” – Benjamin Franklin

    This quote resonates with the post because it highlights the importance of holding individuals accountable for their actions, regardless of their position or status. In the case of former President Donald Trump, the quote reminds us that justice should prevail, and it is crucial for everyone, even those unaffected by his actions, to be outraged and demand accountability. It emphasizes the idea that justice should not be selective or

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