Judge declines to delay Donald Trump’s New York hush money trial after Trump complains of pretrial publicity
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The trial is on track to start Monday.

The judge in Donald Trump’s hush money criminal case on Friday turned down the former President’s request to postpone his trial because of publicity about the case.

It’s the latest in a string of delay denials that Trump has gotten from various courts this week as he fights to stave off the trial’s start Monday with jury selection.

Among other things, Trump’s lawyers had argued that the jury pool was deluged with what the defense saw as “exceptionally prejudicial” news coverage of the case. The defense argued that was a reason to hold off the case indefinitely.

Judge Juan M. Merchan said that idea was “not tenable.”

Trump “appears to take the position that his situation and this case are unique and that the pre-trial publicity will never subside. However, this view does not align with reality,” the Judge wrote.

He said questioning of prospective jurors would address any concerns about their ability to be fair and impartial.


Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

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  • PeterH

    April 12, 2024 at 6:10 pm

    Worry not Don! Good or bad you love the publicity you continuously fuel.

  • Rick Whitaker

    April 12, 2024 at 8:11 pm

    i wonder if any of the posters here are going to watch the trump stripper pay off trial.

    • Impeach Biden

      April 13, 2024 at 10:31 am

      You libs bringing back Avenatti and Stormy? Oh wait a minute. Avenatti is busy until 2035.🤣

      • rick whitaker

        April 15, 2024 at 6:13 am

        IM, we are bringing trump back. he is his worst enemy and he has never told the truth in his whole life. that ought to work well for us dems.

  • Tom

    April 13, 2024 at 8:12 am

    I have to figure that they’ll waste time with jury selection then trump will fire his legal council which will effectively reset the clock and they’ll start all over again. He knows if it ever goes before a jury, he’ll be found guilty so all he can do is run and hide. He’s such an effing buffoon.

    • Michael K

      April 13, 2024 at 6:02 pm

      The last thing his team wants is for him to take the stand. He is a pathological liar and will commit perjury – and his legal team knows it. If his mouth is open, he’s probably lying.

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