New TWIST in Trump’s Case!

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( – In a new twist in Donald Trump’s so-called “hush money” case, which seems to be positive for the former president, his scheduled sentencing on charges of falsifying business records, initially set for July 11, has been postponed to September 18.

The postponement comes as the presiding judge considers the implications of a recent Supreme Court decision that clarified the extent of presidential immunity and its relevance to Trump’s case, National Review reports.

On Tuesday, Manhattan prosecutors indicated in court documents that they will not contest Trump’s request for a delay in sentencing.

This request followed closely on the heels of a Supreme Court judgment affirming that presidents are immune from criminal prosecution for actions within their “core constitutional powers.”

Despite their belief that Trump’s arguments lack merit, the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office stated, “we believe defendant’s arguments to be without merit, we do not oppose his request” for a postponement.

As a result, Trump’s sentencing will not occur until after the Republican National Convention, slated to start on July 15, where he is expected to receive the official nomination.

Trump’s legal team urged Judge Juan M. Merchan on Monday to consider the Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling which grants Trump immunity for actions performed as part of his presidential duties.

They asked the judge to evaluate how this decision might affect the validity of his recent New York conviction.

“The Supreme Court was very clear that for acts that fall within the outer perimeter of the president’s official responsibilities, acts that are presumptively immune from prosecution, that evidence of those acts cannot be used to try essentially private acts,” Trump’s attorney, Will Scharf, stated during an interview with CNN.

In May, Trump was convicted on 34 counts of falsifying business records. His legal team argued on Monday that some of the evidence presented should not have been allowed before the jury in New York, citing the recent Supreme Court ruling.

“The verdicts in this case violate the presidential immunity doctrine and create grave risks of ‘an Executive Branch that cannibalizes itself,’” the defense argued, quoting Chief Justice John Roberts’ majority opinion.

“After further briefing on these issues beginning on July 10, 2024, it will be manifest that the trial result cannot stand,” they concluded.

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