New York district attorney backs 30-day postponement in Trump’s hush-money trial

by | Mar 14, 2024

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg stated in a court filing on Thursday that his office does not object to Donald Trump's request for a delay in the hush-money trial.

“Although the People are prepared to proceed to trial on March 25, we do not oppose an adjournment in an abundance of caution and to ensure that defendant has sufficient time to review the new materials,” Bragg stated in the filing.

Bragg mentioned that his office doesn't object to postponing the trial for 30 days, originally set to commence on March 25th. If the trial is indeed postponed, it would mark another victory for Trump, whose approach across the four criminal indictments he's facing has been to advocate for delays.

The district attorney noted that on Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney's Office provided approximately 31,000 pages of “additional records” to both prosecutors and Trump's legal team, with another production expected by the following week. This response followed Trump's mid-January subpoena for further materials from federal prosecutors.

Trump's legal team had previously requested a 90-day delay for the trial due to the new records they need to review. In mid-February, Judge Juan Merchan, overseeing the case, set the trial to commence on March 25, anticipating it to span approximately six weeks.

In a recent court filing, Trump's attorneys stated that their defense strategy for the president would center on Trump's purported lack of intent to commit the actions outlined in the indictment. Trump is confronting 34 felony charges of falsifying business records related to hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels during his 2016 presidential campaign. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

 

Read the court filing here.

Source: NBC News

 

 

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