Judge expected to set trial start date in disgraced former president’s hush money case

Source: NBC News

“Judge Juan Merchan is expected at Monday’s hearing to set a trial start date in the New York hush money case against former President Donald Trump. Monday’s hearing, scheduled for 10 a.m. ET, comes after the trial was postponed until at least mid-April. The trial was originally slated to begin on Monday, but Merchan delayed the start date by 30 days after Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who brought the hush money case against Trump, said he did not oppose Trump’s request for a delay. But Bragg’s office last week urged Merchan not to delay the trial further, arguing that fewer than 300 out of 170,000 documents turned over by federal prosecutors are relevant to Trump’s criminal defense.” (03/24/24)