Skip to comments.Judge rejects Trump's request to move Stormy Daniels hush-money case into federal court
Posted on 07/19/2023 2:20:07 PM PDT by Reno89519
A federal judge in New York has rejected former President Donald Trump's request to move his hush-money criminal case into federal court.
"Trump has failed to show that the conduct charged by the Indictment is for or relating to any act performed by or for the President under color of the official acts of a President," Judge Alvin Hellerstein wrote in his ruling Wednesday.
Trump has pleaded not guilty to a 34-count indictment charging him with falsifying business records in connection with a hush money payment made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels days before the 2016 presidential election.
He had argued the case belonged in federal court because Trump reimbursed his then-attorney, Michael Cohen, who made the payment to Daniels, while Trump was in the White House.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg had argued that the hush payment had nothing to do with Trump's presidential duties.
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This seemed a long shot, wonder if or why they did not request change of venue to put the case up in Watertown or Plattsburgh or somewhere outside of Manhatten?
Welcome to Nazi Germany.
I thought this was resolved. Too many going on at the same time. That other chick has another lawsuit coming up. When does it stop?
Florida, 37+ charges for classified documents
Grand jury for new charges
Porn star payoff to Stormy Daniels
Rape conviction and now defamation and damages
Probably missed some.
Give them time, they will come up with more over the next 475 days until November 5, 2024
Forgot the pending charges in Georgia as well.
Okay, they settled on sexual abuse, and are next discussing money. It was a trumped up charge, but Trump ran is mouth, now faces paying lots more money. This whole case should have been thrown out.
That's not true. But anything to slam Trump.
There is a pending case against Trump for defamation.
See clarification in post 10.
Another weaponized RAT “judge”.
I understood that Trump was NOT judged guilty of rape, but, under the definition of the presiding judge that ‘a peck on the cheek is sexual assault’, he was judged liable on that charge.
When the administrative state removes the threat
There was no “rape conviction” it was a civil case. So far Trump has not been convicted of anything.
Ridiculous move by the lawyers but I get it. NY is obviously anti Trump and getting a fair trial will be monumentally difficult
Oh, never mind that. OK. He’s a federal judge. But this is a question of federal campaign finance law, ludicrous as that is.
“Trump has failed to show that the conduct charged by the Indictment is for or relating to any act performed by or for the President under color of the official acts of a President,”
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