Trump will stand trial shortly earlier than the 2024 election for ‘falsifying paperwork’ when making ‘hush funds’ to porn star Stormy Daniels.
President Trump pleaded not responsible to 34 prison counts of falsifying enterprise information and conspiracy.
Trump on Tuesday appeared in a New York court docket by way of video the place Decide Merchan personally issued a protecting order to the previous president.
Decide Juan Merchan stopped simply in need of issuing a gag order.
Trump can converse concerning the case, nevertheless, he can not publicly disclose proof concerning the Stormy Daniels case, in keeping with the protecting order.
The decide additionally set a trial date within the hush cost case: March 25, 2024 – simply months earlier than the 2024 election.
Fox Information reported:
Former President Donald Trump appeared in a New York Metropolis digital court docket listening to Tuesday, the place a decide stated Trump will go on trial March 25, 2024 — months earlier than the 2024 presidential election — after he pleaded not responsible in April to 34 counts of falsifying enterprise information associated to a 2016 hush cash cost.
New York State Supreme Court docket Decide Juan Merchan imposed the protecting order Might 8, however stopped in need of imposing a gag order. Prosecutors requested the order after Trump criticized Manhattan District Lawyer Alvin Bragg, Merchan and others.
Trump can converse publicly concerning the case however could be held in contempt if he makes use of proof turned over by prosecutors to focus on witnesses and anybody else concerned within the case.
On Tuesday, he appeared nearly on two large screens subsequent to his legal professional, Todd Blanche. Throughout the listening to, Merchan requested Trump if he has a duplicate of the protecting order.