Donald Trump’s Trial Date for ‘Stormy Daniels’ Case Revealed
Former President Donald Trump has been indicted on 34 counts of “First Degree Falsifying Business Records” in connection with the ‘Stormy Daniels’ case. And now, after more than a month, the trial date has been set. Judge Juan Merchan has set the trial date on March 25, 2024.
The Setting of the Trial Date
The trial date was set during a brief hearing on Tuesday, wherein the judge read Trump an order about what he can and cannot say publicly about the case. The hearing took place remotely, and Trump appeared via video. The next hearing is scheduled on January 4, 2024.
Defense Motions and Prosecutors’ Response
Filing of defense motions must be before August 29, while prosecutors must respond before October 10. The Manhattan grand jury rose from a 13-month session, which resulted in the ex-president’s indictment.
The ‘Stormy Daniels’ Case
The Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg filed a case against former Trump attorney Michael Cohen for making a payment of $130,000 to Stormy Daniels, a former adult movie star, on behalf of the former president. The payment was to cover up an affair that Trump had with Daniels. Cohen also made another secret payment to Karen McDougal.
Donald Trump Pleaded Not Guilty
The former president pleaded not guilty to the more than thirty charges against him and his involvement in the ‘Stormy Daniels’ case. In April, the president traveled back to Florida, where he shared his first remarks from his Mar-a-Lago residence. Trump addressed other issues such as alleged voter fraud in the 2020 elections, his 2024 re-election campaign, national security, and inflation. He also talked about the legal problems he faces.
The indictment of the ex-president and setting of the trial date for his involvement in the ‘Stormy Daniels’ case have caused a stir in the political world. We will continue to follow developments leading up to the trial date in March 2024.