A federal judge in Washington decided this Friday to postpone the start date of the trial of the former president of the United States, Donald Trump (2017–2021), for his attempt to reverse the results of the 2020 elections and for inciting the attack on the Capitol, which was supposed to start on March 4. Tanya Chutkan, the District of Columbia federal court judge presiding over the case, has not yet set a new date to start the process.
The widely expected postponement comes as Trump’s appeal claims he is immune from prosecution for official actions taken while he was president. The case in federal court in Washington has been on hold since December while Trump continues his appeal. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard arguments on the former president’s immunity claim on January 9, but his verdict has not yet been released.
Trump, who is close to the Republican presidential nomination, has pleaded not guilty to four felony counts charging him with multiple counts of conspiracy to use false claims of voter fraud to reverse his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in 2020.
The Trump court series continues
In addition to the federal case in Washington, the Republican magnate was charged in Georgia state court for allegedly leading a mafia plan to change the results of the state election, in which he lost against the current president, Joe Biden.
In New York, Trump was accused of allegedly irregular payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels, with whom he had’relationship’ ‘before, because he bought their silence during the 2016 election campaign.
While in Florida, the former president was accused of illegally stealing and hiding in his Mar-a-Lago (Florida) mansion. classified documents that he removed from the White House after leaving power.
In all of this, the Supreme Court will study on February 8 if Amendment 14 of the Constitution disqualifies the former president from participating in the election because he was indicted in different states for leading an “insurrection.”.
Finally, in the last week of January, Trump was sentenced by a jury in New York to pay 83.3 million dollars (about 77 million euros at the current exchange rate) for damages for defamation of E. Jean Carroll in 2019, when he said that he did not know the journalist and that his accusation of sexual abuse was not true.