Thursday , April 18 2024

Trump in trouble again, orders to reopen porn star money laundering case

Former President Donald Trump has been ordered by a court to face criminal trial in an alleged money laundering case. New York State Supreme Court Judge Juan Merchan on Thursday rejected Trump's request to dismiss the charges and move the trial to a later date.

Former US President Donald Trump faces 34 charges. In it, he falsified business records to hide payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels to silence her after she accused him of having an affair. Testing is scheduled to begin a week before primary elections in New York and four other states. After this, elections will be held in 17 more states. Trump's lawyer claimed this was “election interference.” “They want to keep me busy with other things so I can't campaign as hard,” Trump said outside the courtroom.

It is noteworthy that less than nine months are left for the presidential elections. Trump is caught in a web of domestic and federal matters. It involves nearly 90 charges, including attempting to overturn the 2020 election results, election interference, defamation, fraud and violating official secrets laws.

Piles of lawsuits against Donald Trump

Trump is accused of inciting the riot on January 6, 2021, during which his supporters occupied the Capitol to prevent Congress from approving the election of President Joe Biden. Trump has a May 20 hearing date in the official secrets case, where he is accused of illegally obtaining and retaining classified documents after leaving office.

Last week, a federal judge in New York rejected Trump's request to declare a mistrial in the defamation case. The Supreme Court is also hearing an appeal against a Colorado court's decision that Trump cannot vote in the state because of his involvement with supporters during the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, which amounts to treason. . The US Constitution bars participants in the rebellion from holding office.