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Trump Asks Judge To Delay New York Hush Money Trial Until After Supreme Court Ruling

Former President Donald Trump has asked the judge overseeing his hush money case in New York to postpone the case until the Supreme Court decides whether to grant the president immunity from prosecution in another case.

Trump's lawyers asked Judge Juan Manuel Marchan: filing On Monday, the trial, scheduled to begin March 25, was postponed until after the Supreme Court's ruling. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on President Trump's request to dismiss the federal election interference lawsuit based on executive privilege on April 25, and is expected to issue a decision by the end of June.(Related: Supreme Court schedules hearing on President Trump's presidential immunity appeal)

President Trump's lawyers said, “President Trump respectfully submits that a postponement of the trial is appropriate pending further guidance from the Supreme Court. This should encourage the appropriate application of the principle of presidential immunity.” he wrote in a court filing.

Unless a judge orders a delay, the New York case will be Trump's first criminal trial. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg indicted Trump last April on 34 counts of falsifying business records related to hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels.

Mr. Trump's trial in Washington, D.C., has already been put on hold pending a Supreme Court ruling, and the judge in the Florida classified documents case recently announced a postponement of the trial, originally scheduled for May 20. A decision on a new start date has not yet been made after the public hearing.

President Trump also filed a motion to dismiss the federal secrets lawsuit in Florida, based on executive privilege and other grounds.

Meanwhile, a judge in Trump's Georgia extortion case is expected to rule soon on whether to disqualify Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis for a conflict of interest. The January complaint alleges that she entered into a lucrative contract with her boyfriend, Nathan Wade, and benefited financially from doing so when he took her on vacations. has become clear.

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