D.C. Trial For Trump Over Alleged Election Interference Bumped From Super Tuesday Start Date

 Washington D.C. over former President Donald Trump's alleged election interference. The trial has been adjourned from March 4.

Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan announced that the trial date on the charges brought by Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith would be moved up because no future date has yet been set.

“Whenever the mandate comes back, the court will decide on a new schedule,” Chutkan said. he said, referring to Trump's bid to establish immunity from prosecution, which is currently before an appeals court.

The March 4 start date was heavily scrutinized because it was the day before Super Tuesday, when Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas , were voters in Utah. , Virginia and Vermont are set to choose their picks for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

According to recent polls, Trump, the leading GOP candidate, has easily won the first two contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, and his only major challenge is former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who is far behind him in her home state. Are.

The former president was charged in August with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, attempted obstruction of an official proceeding and conspiracy against rights.

Trump has maintained his innocence on all charges brought against him by the Justice Department. In October, his lawyers filed to dismiss the case, arguing that Trump's actions were "in the scope of his official duties." DC. The Circuit Court of Appeals is currently considering this immunity claim.

The severance order came just hours after it was reported that a verdict in Trump's New York civil trade fraud trial had been delayed by at least a week, after Judge Arthur Engoron had initially said he would issue his decision by the end of January. Will try to announce the final decision.

A spokesperson for the New York State Office of Court Administration said Angoron's decision was expected in mid-February, but added that it was a "rough estimate" and "subject to modifications", CNBC reported. Closing arguments in the trial ended last week as New York Attorney General Letitia James sought to fine Trump more than $370 million in a lawsuit alleging Trump overstated the value of his company's assets in financial statements. Misled.

Trump has faced an onslaught of lawsuits at the state and federal level, prompting him to spend millions on legal fees as he attempts to launch a presidential campaign.

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