Appeal Court Judge Denies Trump Third bid To Delay Hush Money Trial

Trump Hush Money Trial

A New York appeals judge denied Donald Trump’s third attempt this week to delay his April 15 trial.

Trump’s lawyer argued for a delay because the judge overseeing the case hadn’t ruled on their request for him to step down.

The lawyer also contended that the judge erred in refusing to bar prosecutors from presenting Trump’s tweets during his presidency as evidence, citing presidential immunity.

“We are set to begin trial under circumstances that violate President Trump’s rights,” the lawyer stated.

But the Manhattan District Attorney’s office opposed the delay, asserting a strong public interest in proceeding with the trial.

Trump faces charges related to hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter.

He pleads not guilty to falsifying business records and denies the encounter with Daniels. The defense argues that the judge’s daughter’s work for a political consulting firm poses a conflict of interest.

Previous attempts to delay the trial were also denied, including challenges to the trial location and a gag order. Trump faces multiple criminal indictments as he gears up to challenge President Biden in the upcoming election.

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges, seeking to delay proceedings until after the election.