Judge Delays Trump NYC “Hush Money” Trial to Mid-April

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Judge Juan Merchan postponed Trump’s “hush money” trial, initially set to begin on March 25, to mid-April.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg sought a delay of up to 30 days for the Trump-Stormy Daniels “hush money” trial in New York City, filing the request on Thursday.

The judge cited concerns regarding discovery as the rationale for granting the delay.

Trump’s legal team requested a 90-day delay.

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ABC News reported:

The judge overseeing former President Donald Trump’s New York hush money case has delayed the start of the trial from its original March 25 start date, due to discovery issues raised by the defense.

“Trial on this matter is adjourned for 30 days from the date of this letter,” Judge Juan Merchan wrote Friday, which would push the new trial date to mid-April.

The judge scheduled a hearing for March 25 to address the discovery concerns.

Lawyers for Trump were seeking to delay the start of the trial in order to allow them to review tens of thousands of pages of potential evidence recently disclosed by the Justice Department.

Merchan, in his ruling Friday, said “there are significant questions of fact” he must resolve before he decides whether the Manhattan district attorney flouted its obligations to disclose potential evidence, as alleged by the defense.

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