Trump asks judge to delay New York criminal trial until Supreme Court rules on presidential immunity

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Former President Donald Trump’s attorneys are asking nan judge presiding complete his impending criminal trial successful New York to hold nan proceedings until aft nan U.S. Supreme Court issues its ruling connected nan scope of statesmanlike immunity.

If granted, nan longshot bid would hold nan trial, which is scheduled to commencement March 25, by respective weeks, if not months.

Trump is charged pinch 34 counts of falsifying business records tied to a hush money costs to an big movie prima towards nan extremity of his 2016 campaign. While character Stormy Daniels received nan money from Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen earlier he became president, Trump's payments to Cohen — and nan allegedly falsified business records — came aft he was successful nan White House.

Trump's filing contends he's immune from authorities prosecution based connected "official acts."

His lawyers contend Judge Juan Merchan should hold nan proceedings until aft nan Supreme Court issues its ruling connected nan scope of statesmanlike immunity successful nan national predetermination interference lawsuit against nan erstwhile president. The precocious tribunal is scheduled to perceive arguments successful that lawsuit connected April 25.

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