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Fri Apr 12, 2024, 05:52 PM Apr 12

Judge declines to delay Trump's NY hush money trial over complaints of pretrial publicity [View all]

Last edited Fri Apr 12, 2024, 06:54 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: AP

Updated 6:25 PM EDT, April 12, 2024


NEW YORK (AP) — The judge in Donald Trump’s hush money criminal case on Friday turned down the former president’s request to postpone his trial because of publicity about the case.

It’s the latest in a string of delay denials that Trump has gotten from various courts this week as he fights to stave off the trial’s start Monday with jury selection.

Among other things, Trump’s lawyers had argued that the jury pool was deluged with what the defense saw as “exceptionally prejudicial” news coverage of the case. The defense maintained that was a reason to hold off the case indefinitely.

Judge Juan M. Merchan said that idea was “not tenable.” Trump “appears to take the position that his situation and this case are unique and that the pre-trial publicity will never subside. However, this view does not align with reality,” the judge wrote.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/trump-hush-money-trial-4c79619c5e89e13d672e070a4244a302



Article updated.

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Judge declines to delay Trump's NY hush money trial after Trump complains of pretrial publicity

Updated 5:45 PM EDT, April 12, 2024


NEW YORK (AP) — The judge in Donald Trump’s hush money criminal case on Friday turned down the former president’s request to postpone his trial because of publicity about the case.

It’s the latest in a string of delay denials that Trump has gotten from various courts this week as he fights to stave off the trial’s start Monday with jury selection.

Among other things, Trump’s lawyers had argued that the jury pool was deluged with what the defense saw as “exceptionally prejudicial” news coverage of the case. The defense argued that was a reason to hold off the case indefinitely.

Judge Juan M. Merchan said that idea was “not tenable.” Trump “appears to take the position that his situation and this case are unique and that the pre-trial publicity will never subside. However, this view does not align with reality,” the judge wrote.
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TFG is not only extremely desperate but also stupid. CaliforniaPeggy Apr 12 #1
Publicity only accumulates with time, there is no subtraction possible. RockRaven Apr 12 #2
Not Only That... GB_RN Apr 12 #14
I like that "Canteloupe Caligula" nickname! Sure does fit! calimary Apr 12 #15
exactly Evolve Dammit Apr 13 #23
And just who has been out there generating all this publicity? Tansy_Gold Apr 12 #3
The world's biggest publicity hound complains about too much publicity. Ocelot II Apr 12 #4
He would do that. LiberalFighter Apr 12 #9
LOL, the publicity that Trump keeps creating. tanyev Apr 12 #5
If he'd shut his big fat mouth nobody would hear his daily whining bucolic_frolic Apr 12 #6
Who's piehole? Your piehole? C_U_L8R Apr 12 #7
See your .... .... on Monday. Traurigkeit Apr 12 #8
The media need to point out that it is TSH creating the publicity. LiberalFighter Apr 12 #10
Sick with covid on Monday? PortTack Apr 12 #11
If he is so innocent, why does he want a delay? RainCaster Apr 12 #12
Has anyone in authority pointed out the obvious: AverageOldGuy Apr 12 #13
I wouldbt say no publicity NanaCat Apr 14 #28
Boy, I hope this actually is the exception and his trial actually starts on Monday. Kablooie Apr 12 #16
Seriously???? Rocknation Apr 12 #17
Complaints of pretrial publicity? Most of that was provided by Trump. Martin68 Apr 12 #18
" Most of that was provided by Trump." Botany Apr 13 #20
Suddenly Trump hates publicity. I guess there IS bad publicity underpants Apr 13 #26
Hoisted on his own petard... Princess Turandot Apr 13 #19
TRUMP is the one providing all the pre-trial publicity! n/t CousinIT Apr 13 #21
Monday, Monday, so good to me. twodogsbarking Apr 13 #22
...but Tuesday's just as bad Rocknation Apr 13 #25
The "pre-trial publicity" was entirely a Duh Donald Trump presentation Rocknation Apr 13 #24
"The defendant is famous for his publicity-seeking activities" jmowreader Apr 13 #27
Trump caused much of the prejudice. apnu Apr 14 #29
If there was REAL publicity instead of ... Novara Apr 14 #30
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