Trump Team Works to Delay Hush Money Trial

( – Former President Donald Trump has solid support amongst Conservatives of the Republican Party, largely because he is not a part of the entrenched establishment. So what’s the difference in opinion of him from those who view their congressional and/or bureaucratic position in the halls of government as a lifetime appointment and those of the Progressive wing of the Democratic Party who push the Socialist/Communist agenda? It appears Trump is just the teeniest-tiniest bit less loved by those on the Left.

After the 2022 midterm election cycle, it became obvious that the ex-POTUS was still the favored candidate of the rank-and-file Republicans who learned that he had no intentions of refusing to run for office in 2024. Thus began the onslaught of Blue state attempts to remove him from election ballots and court cases brought against him in both civil and criminal courts on the federal level and in New York and Georgia.

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Alvin Bragg, the George Soros-backed New York City (Manhattan County) District Attorney (DA) filed a 34-count indictment against Trump on April 4, 2023. A press release announcing this piece of legal prowess claims that the then-candidate falsified many business records in what was a “scheme to identify, purchase, and bury negative information about him” so that the election against former Secretary of State (and one-time US Senator for New York) Hillary Clinton would break in his favor.

The most recent ruling rendered on March 25 in the case by Judge Juan Merchan on a motion from the Trump defense team for a dismissal of the case or a minimum 90-day delay was a firm “no.” The president’s lawyers made the request because the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York had taken an inordinate amount of time to turn over roughly 100,000 pages of documents they had in their possession from a federal prosecution in a related case.

The common denominator between the two prosecutions is how payments to adult movie and entertainment stars Stormy Daniels (born Stephanie Gregory per her IMDb biography) and Karen McDougal were handled for nondisclosure agreements regarding their supposedly past histories with Trump. Bragg alleges that the ex-president conspired with former personal attorney Michael Cohen to use money from the 2016 campaign fund for those payouts.

Cohen has already pled guilty to eight counts from his indictment which included his part in the campaign finance violations that Bragg is alleging Trump is complicit in. The disgraced lawyer’s confession notwithstanding, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) decided not to pursue any prosecution of the former POTUS for a litany of reasons including that the public interest had been served “with respect to the conduct issue in these complaints,” according to a letter signed by Commissioners Sean Cooksey and James E. “Trey” Trainor III.

As it stands now, the court has ruled that the jury selection process will begin on April 15, however, that could be delayed if Trump’s attorneys elect to appeal the decision from the judge they had previously asked to recuse himself. They claim that Merchan’s (extremely minimal) campaign donations to and his daughter’s work on the election campaign of President Joe Biden represent an unfair bias.

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