On Monday, The Trump Hush Money Trial Was Scheduled To Start

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The first criminal trial for Donald Trump was scheduled to start on Monday. Rather, his attorneys will have the opportunity to plead for a protracted delay or possibly the dropping of the accusations. In order to address the discovery concerns that caused the trial on charges connected to hush money payments to be postponed until at least the middle of next month, Manhattan District Attorney Juan Merchan is conducting a pre-trial hearing in New York on Monday.

Trump Has Denied The Affair And Pleaded Not-Guilty

Thirty-four charges of fabricating business records pertaining to Michael Cohen’s payback of hush-money payments made prior to the 2016 election in order to conceal an alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels are brought against Trump. Trump has denied the affair and entered a not-guilty plea. The April trial would be the first of Trump’s four criminal cases to get underway, and it could be the only one that does so before the election in November.

More than 100,000 additional papers pertaining to the 2018 prosecution of Trump’s former attorney Cohen, a crucial witness in the case, were given over by the US Attorney for the Southern District of additional York, postponing the trial and ordering a hearing for Monday. It’s probably a long shot to get the indictment dismissed because Merchan has already turned down several motions to do so. However, the court may indicate on Monday if he believes the time allotted to review the additional papers is sufficient and whether he plans to suppress any testimony.