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Judge Rules Trump Hush Money Case Will Head To Trial

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Bad news for Donald Trump…

On Thursday, a judge rejected Trump’s attempt to have his hush-money case tossed. Instead, the case is scheduled to begin next month.

Judge Juan Merchan said “at this point” he will move ahead with jury selection beginning on March 25 as scheduled, a timeline that would enable a jury to return a verdict well in advance of July’s Republican National Convention and November’s general election.

Trump’s lawyers then began insisting the trial be delayed, noting Trump’s other cases, quickly turning the hearing into a fiery back-and-forth.

“We have been faced with extremely compressed and expedited schedules in each and every one of those trials,” said Trump attorney Todd Blanche.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) charged Trump in the case with 34 counts of falsifying business records last spring over reimbursements Trump made to his then-fixer, Michael Cohen.

Cohen had paid porn actress Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an affair she alleged to have had with Trump. The indictment accuses Trump of improperly deeming the reimbursements a legal retainer to conceal damaging information from the public ahead of the 2016 presidential election. 

Trump, who denies the affair, pleaded not guilty.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

1 COMMENT

  1. Just look at the name of the judge. Of course, a liberal, biased judge who cannot be trusted for a fair trial. Does Trump have to be there?

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