Donald Trump seeks delay in New York hush-money trial until Supreme Court makes ruling on immunity

by | Mar 11, 2024

Donald Trump is pursuing a delay for his March 25 hush-money trial until the Supreme Court decides on his claims of presidential immunity, raised in a separate criminal case.

Trump's legal team on Monday requested Manhattan Judge Juan Manuel Merchan to indefinitely adjourn the New York criminal trial until the resolution of Trump's immunity claim in his Washington, D.C., election interference case. As of now, Merchan has not issued an immediate ruling on the matter.

Trump asserts immunity from prosecution for actions allegedly involving official duties during his presidency. His legal team argues that certain evidence and alleged actions in the hush-money case coincide with his tenure in the White House and qualify as official acts.

Source: AP News

 

 

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