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Judge Sets Date For Trump ‘Hush Money’ Trial

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Donald Trump is going to trial.

On Tuesday, the former president appeared in a New York City virtual court hearing Tuesday, where a judge announced when the blockbuster trial will commence.

Trump will go on trial on March 25, 2024- months before the 2024 election.

Trump has been prohibited from sharing any evidence turned over by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office during pre-trial discovery on social media while the case is ongoing, according to Fox News.

New York State Supreme Court Judge Juan Merchan imposed the protective order May 8 but stopped short of imposing a gag order. 

On Tuesday, he appeared next to his attorney, Todd Blanche. During the hearing, Merchan asked Trump if he has a copy of the protective order. 

“Yes, I do,” Trump replied. 

Mechan then asked Blanche if he has explained to Trump that it constitutes a “mandate order” and warned that “violations could result in sanctions,” that “could include a finding of contempt.”

Trump faces 34 counts of falsifying business records in the first degree. 

Earlier this year, a New York grand jury voted to indict former President Donald Trump for his alleged role in a hush money bribe to adult film star Stormy Daniels amid the 2016 presidential election in DA Alvin Bragg’s yearslong investigation into the real estate mogul.

Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York opted out of charging Trump related to the Daniels payment in 2019. The Federal Election Commission also tossed its investigation into the matter in 2021.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. As long as he didn’t pay the hush money out of his political election funds there is no law against paying off someone to keep quiet, unless of course it’s to hide a crime. In most places Adultery is not a real crime.

  2. It’s been so obvious that either the Socialist or Fascist organization (take your pick) that’s running the dictatorship we now live in, is so terrified of Trump it’s doing anything, probably even charging him with spitting on the sidewalk, as a felony to destroy him thoroughly. We all know about that whore, Stormy Daniel, and all the other phony stuff they’ve dreamed up and lied about. We all know about everything else including the kangaroo court Trump now faces. It’s a real shame he can’t face a court, a judge, and an attorney general who’re honest. But what else can we expect from a bunch of cheats and liars we now have running our government?

    • kangaroo court is a good enough description but they at least have some morals.
      The issues all hang on whether TRUMP reported the payments as a charge he could use as a business deduction which would NOT be legit. These sorts of reporting issues would normally be resolved at the office of an IRS auditor over coffee – not a trial. ANYWAY you slice, dice, or chop it is a willful prejudiced prosecution and the trial date is calculated to have the greatest effect on the election. These people are pure seditious political hacks.

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