A federal judge in Washington has postponed the trial of Donald Trump for trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election and inciting an attack on the Capitol, which will begin on March 4. Judge Tanya Chutkan, who is handling the case in federal court in the District of Columbia, has not yet set a new date for the start of the process.
This postponement occurred because an appeals court was deciding, at Trump’s own request, whether the former Republican president enjoyed presidential immunity from charges against him.
The defense strategy of Trump, who faces four criminal charges in several courts, consists of trying to delay the judicial calendar as much as possible to avoid it coinciding with the presidential election race in November, where he started as the favorite for the Republican. nomination.
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 election results in that state, where he lost against the current president, Joe Biden. .
In New York, instead, he was accused of allegedly irregularly paying porn actress Stormy Daniels, with whom he had a relationship, to buy her silence during the 2016 election campaign. In Florida, he was accused of theft. illegally and hid classified documents in his Mar-a-Lago mansion that he took from the White House after leaving power.
In addition, the Supreme Court will study on February 8 whether the 14th Amendment of the Constitution disqualifies the former president from participating in the elections because several states have accused him of leading an “insurrection.”