Trump’s “Hush Money” Trial Set for April 15 Despite Bid to Delay


Former President Donald Trump is set to stand trial in Manhattan on April 15, following a judge’s ruling denying his request to further postpone or dismiss the case. The trial focuses around claims of “hush money” payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels before to the 2016 election.


Trump’s lawyers sought to dismiss the case in Manhattan Supreme Court citing a recent document dump by the prosecution. They argued that the late production of documents hampered their defense. However, Justice Juan Manuel Merchan ruled that prosecutors had given Trump adequate time to review the evidence.

Trump’s Response

Trump, who has maintained his innocence, expressed displeasure, referring to the trial as a “witch hunt” and a “hoax.” He attacked the trial’s scheduling, citing political meddling in the presidential race.

The trial marks the first of four criminal cases against Trump and the first criminal trial involving a former president. Prosecutors faced scrutiny over the late disclosure of evidence related to Trump’s ex-fixer, Michael Cohen, but argued that the new material was minimal and didn’t warrant further delays.

Trump’s Criticism

Trump didn’t hold back in his criticism of Assistant District Attorney Matthew Colangelo, whom he accused of being politically biased. Colangelo, a former Justice Department official under President Biden, has been involved in other cases against Trump.


The trial’s conclusion could have serious consequences for Trump’s political future, particularly if he considers a return to the president. The procedures are anticipated to draw tremendous media attention and potentially further polarize public opinion.

Despite Trump’s efforts to delay or dismiss the case, the trial is scheduled to begin on April 15. It is a watershed point in Trump’s legal challenges, and it might change the political environment leading up to the next preside

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