Skip to comments.Furious Trump glares into the camera and shakes his fists as judge sets Stormy Daniels trial for March 25, 2024 - in the middle of the GOP primaries and months before the presidential election
Posted on 05/23/2023 1:28:28 PM PDT by DFG
Donald Trump threw his hands in the air in fury during a virtual appearance in a Manhattan court on Tuesday as a judge scheduled the Stormy Daniels 'hush money' criminal trial for March 25, 2024.
It means the former president will be in a Manhattan courtroom for weeks in the middle of the Republican primaries and just months before the presidential election.
The court day lies just weeks after the 'Super Tuesday' primaries set for March 5, and days after Florida's March 19 contest that will pit Trump against Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Trump, 76, scowled into the camera during a Zoom appearance as Judge Juan Merchan told him to cancel all commitments during the trial and put a protective order in place banning him from sharing evidence in public.
He made the appearance as it was revealed his main rival in the GOP race, DeSantis, would formally announce he is running for President in a Twitter Spaces on Wednesday night.
A visibly-irritated Trump, wearing a blue suit against a backdrop of American flags at his Mar-a-Lago estate, turned to his lawyer during the appearance
'President Trump is running for President of the United States and is the leading contender,' his attorney Todd Blanche told the judge. 'He is very much concerned that his 1st Amendment rights are being violated.'
The charges are related to a $30,000 payoff to a doorman trying to sell information about a child that Trump allegedly fathered out of wedlock; $150,000 to former Playboy model Karen McDougal, and a $130,000 payment to Daniels.
Trump had pleaded not guilty last month to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records at his family company, the Trump Organization.
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The turd roller “judge” fags are starting to control our elections for us. They need THEIR asses locked up.
The plot sickens...
The Constitution guarantees every citizen the right to a speedy trial. If Trump is ready to defend his case he should petition the New York Supreme Court requesting a trial in 30 days. If denied by the NY Supreme Court he should petition the US Supreme Court.
“Judge Juan Merchan told him to cancel all commitments during the trial...”
Screw that. Trump should just keep campaigning and see if Judge Juan wants to issue an arrest warrant for the leading Presidential candidate.
The leftists, fascists, socialists, communists own the courts.
Merchan continues to violate the Constitution.
Don’t do the crime if you don’t have the time.
The Constitution guarantees every citizen the right to a speedy trial unless you are a threat to the deep state.
No doubt payback from the judge for Trump's comments about him, the court, the charges, Bragg, the DA's office, etc..
Lawfare is how the left conducts warfare. as we have all seen recently, the progressive leftists already have their judges and prosecuters in place to dispose of anyone who tries to stop them. You KNOW that after Trump is disposed of...WE are next. Elections have consequences and then come the consequences of elections. Enjoy.
Deep State doing everything they can to stop the Trump Train.
Some might call this “election interference.”
Others might call it “deprivation of rights under color of law,” punishable by fines and prison time.
Completely unjust. Entirely predictable.
To all the Trump-or-Die FReepers, remind me again why we don’t want to consider DeSantis?
We need an Electable Conservative on the ballot.
There’s no evidence of a crime, babblehead.
Trump has all the right enemies, DeSantis has all the wrong friends.
More election interference, more yawning from Americans
Don’t do the crime IF YOU CAN’T DO THE TIME, Sammy Davis Jr.
THE SPEEDY TRIAL ACT OF 1974 MANDATES THAT, BY 1980, THE PERIOD OF DELAY IN ALL FEDERAL AND DISTRICT COURTS SHALL NOT EXCEED 100 DAYS, SUBJECT TO A VARIETY OF EXCLUDABLE PERIODS OF DELAY.
THE TIME LIMITS SET IN THE ACT WILL BE ENFORCED BY MANDATORY DISMISSAL OF CRIMINAL CHARGES, ON THE DEFENDANT'S MOTION, WHEN THE TIME LIMITS ARE EXCEEDED. THE ACT IMPOSES TIME LIMITS FOR THREE SEPARATE INTERVALS:
(1) ANY INFORMATION OR INDICTMENT MUST BE FILED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF ARREST OR SERVICE OF THE SUMMONS IN CONNECTION WITH AN OFFENSE;
(2) ARRAIGNMENT OF THE ACCUSED MUST BE HELD WITHIN 10 DAYS OF THE FILING DATE OF INFORMATION/INDICTMENT OR OF THE DATE THE ACCUSED IS ORDERED HELD TO ANSWER AND APPEARS BEFORE A JUDICIAL OFFICER IN THE COURT IN WHICH THE CHARGE IS PENDING, WHICHEVER OCCURS LATER; AND
(3) WHERE A PLEA OF NOT GUILTY IS ENTERED, TRIAL MUST BEGIN WITHIN 60 DAYS FROM DATE OF ARRAIGNMENT.
THE MANDATED TIME LIMITS ARE INTENDED TO DEFINE AND IMPLEMENT THE SIXTH AMENDMENT RIGHT TO A SPEEDY TRIAL AND TO ENHANCE THE DETERRENT VALUE OF PUNISHMENT BY MAKING THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE EFFICIENT AND SWIFT. FURTHER, REDUCTION IN DELAY WOULD ALSO REDUCE THE TIME AND OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE TO PERSONS RELEASED PENDING TRIAL TO COMMIT OTHER OFFENSES. THE TIME LIMITS IMPOSED ARE SUBJECT TO NUMEROUS EXCLUDABLE DELAYS, AND THE ACT SPECIFICALLY STATES THAT EXCLUDABLE DELAYS LISTED ARE NOT EXHAUSTIVE.
ALTHOUGH THE ACT REQUIRES DISMISSAL OF CHARGES AGAINST THE ACCUSED SHOULD THE TIME LIMITS BE EXCEEDED, THE ACT DOES NOT REQUIRE THAT DISMISSAL ACT AS A BAR TO FUTURE PROSECUTION. CASE LAW, PARTICULARLY THE U.S. SUPREME COURT ANALYSIS OF THE RIGHT TO SPEEDY TRIAL IN THE BARKER VERSUS WINGO CASE, AND STATUTORY PROVISIONS BEARING ON COURT DELAYS AND THE RIGHT TO SPEEDY TRIAL ARE REVIEWED.
MAJOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE ACT AND COURT INTERPRETATIONS INCLUDE THE SETTING OF SPECIFIC TIME LIMITS FOR UNIFORM APPLICATION, THE EXCLUSION OF COURT CONGESTION AS A GROUNDS FOR EXCLUDABLE DELAY, A MORE STRINGENT CONTINUANCE POLICY, AND THE REMOVAL OF THE DEFENDANT'S BURDEN OF PROVING PREJUDICIAL DELAY (AS WAS REQUIRED BY THE SUPREME COURT TEST IN BARKER).
MOREOVER, STATUTORY TIME LIMITS ARE NOT DEPENDENT ON THE DEFENDANT'S DEMAND AND JUDICIAL DISCRETION IN DISMISSING THE CHARGES WITH OR WITHOUT PREJUDICE. EXTENSIVE NOTES ARE PROVIDED.
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