Washington, D.C. – The trial date for the federal election subversion case against former President Donald Trump has been delayed due to ongoing appeals regarding the power of the presidency, according to a recent court order. The trial was originally scheduled for March 4 but has been put on hold as a federal appeals court considers Trump’s argument for immunity from prosecution based on his role as president leading up to the January 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.
The delay is seen as a victory for Trump, who has sought to postpone the trial until after the 2024 presidential election. However, it is uncertain whether he will be successful in pushing the trial to a later date. Trump faces four counts from the special counsel’s election subversion charges, including conspiring to defraud the United States and obstructing an official proceeding, to which he has pleaded not guilty.
In addition to the federal case, Trump is also facing legal challenges at the state level. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is set to take Trump to trial in late March for allegedly falsifying business records to conceal hush money payments to Stormy Daniels. Trump’s team views this case as weaker than the federal charges and believes it will help set the stage for their argument that the trials are politically motivated.
Furthermore, Trump’s legal team is also dealing with a case related to the handling of documents at Mar-a-Lago after his presidency. The use of classified evidence in this case has led to court proceedings that may result in a trial delay. Additionally, the judge overseeing Trump’s 2020 election conspiracy case in Georgia has not yet set a trial date. With various legal battles at both the federal and state levels, Trump and his legal team are facing a complex and uncertain legal landscape.
The delays in the federal trial and the ongoing legal challenges at the state level indicate that Trump’s legal troubles are far from over. As the legal battles continue to unfold, the former president and his legal team are navigating a multi-faceted and high-stakes legal strategy to defend against the charges brought against him.