NOW: Trump Gets Time

Donald Trump

( – In a small but notable legal win for Donald Trump, the former president is sure to see a delay in the hush money trial against him, as Manhattan’s Democrat DA, Alvin Bragg, has told the overseeing judge that he would agree to a 30-day postponement.

Bragg’s office has accused the 45th president of the United States of trying to cover up hush money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels over an alleged affair. The prosecution claims the payments occurred during and after Trump’s campaign for the 2016 presidential election.

Manhattan District Attorney Bragg notified the judge on Thursday that he would not stand against a 30-day postponement of the trial involving Trump, which is scheduled to start on March 25, Reuters reports, citing The New York Times.

Through a legal document, Bragg expressed his willingness for a brief delay, permitting the defense team to examine newly acquired documents from the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO).

The USAO has recently disclosed 31,000 pages of documentation that seems relevant to the case and has signaled the forthcoming release of additional records, The Daily Wire reports.

Bragg attributed the timing of these document releases to delays caused by the defense team.

“Despite having access to those materials since June, defendant raised no concerns to the People about the sufficiency of our efforts to obtain materials from the USAO before last week; instead, defendant waited until January 18, 2024, to subpoena additional materials from the USAO and then consented to repeated extensions of the deadline for the USAO’s determination,” Bragg declared in his statement.

Moreover, the Manhattan DA assured that despite being ready to proceed with the trial on the initially set date, he would consent to a postponement out of caution and to ensure that Trump’s defense could adequately review the new evidence.

“Nonetheless, and although the People are prepared to proceed to trial on March 25, we do not oppose an adjournment in an abundance of caution and to ensure that defendant has sufficient time to review the new materials,” he stated.

He clarified the stance of not opposing a brief delay, as long as it did not exceed 30 days, highlighting the prosecution’s adherence to their obligations under Article 245.

Bragg had previously charged Trump in April with 34 counts related to the falsification of business records over alleged payments to Daniels.

In addition, Trump has requested the judge to delay the trial indefinitely, pending a Supreme Court decision regarding his claim to presidential immunity from prosecution in a separate case of federal election interference based in Washington, D.C.

The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments for Trump’s motion to dismiss the election interference case on April 25.

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