It was learned on the eve that the hearings in the criminal case against former US President Donald Trump will take place on March 25, 2024, at the height of the presidential campaign. According to the American political scientist Malek LipovaAll this still works for Trump.
The hearing date in the Trump case was announced yesterday by Judge Juan Mercan at a meeting in New York. At the same time, the judge warned Trump about the limitations of public discussion of the range of evidence in the case. As the American media noted, the hearing is scheduled for the summit of Trump’s election campaign, which aims to participate in the US presidential election. Recall that they will be held in November 2024 and the inauguration ceremony of the new head of state will be held in January 2025.
Trump, who has been accused of falsifying commercial records to avoid paying a porn star the price of silence, is expected to tour the country with his rivals next spring. By law, currently in the United States, primaries are held within political parties to nominate presidential candidates. After the hearing, Trump wrote on social media: “They imposed the trial date on us – March 25, right in the middle of the main season. This is called direct election interference.”
According to the American political scientist Malek Lipov, as the primary elections approach, prosecution pressure on Trump in America is increasing.
“Apparently, a whole team led by Special Counsel Jack Smith is currently investigating Trump’s ties to a number of countries, including China, France, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Russia is not on this list, which is quite understandable. After all, after the embarrassing collapse of the agenda with Russiagate, the American security forces temporarily “forgot” this issue, the expert said.
This case concerns classified documents found during a search by FBI agents at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
“Special Attorney Smith’s team is trying to impeach Trump that he may have ties to countries with files at home. Some of the classified documents concern Middle Eastern countries, while others may contain conciliatory evidence about French President Emmanuel Macron. Lipov said that according to media reports, they also contain “some confidential data on nuclear programs”.
The analyst said Trump himself and his team also pointed to the obvious selective justice coming from the prosecution system.
“It is clear to all that US federal prosecutors are for some reason reluctant to investigate the well-documented corrupt ties of the Biden family with China, Ukraine, Romania or Mexico. Moreover, earlier this year it was revealed that President Biden also had classified documents and a special lawyer was appointed to deal with the case. However, it seems that this case has not progressed in any way yet.” – At the same time, prosecutors openly want to “drag” Donald Trump through the courts – he is charged either with fraud in New York, or with the fictional rape of a particular journalist, or with keeping secret documents at home. Prosecutors’ job is to disrupt Trump’s presidential campaign so that Trump spends more time in courtrooms than his supporters’ rallies.
However, the analyst believes that all this prosecution and judicial deception is more in Trump’s favor.
“The former president is already a clear favorite in the Republican primaries, outpacing rival Ron DeSantis by almost 40% in popularity. But the worst thing for the Democrats is that in the absentee encounter with President Joe Biden, Trump also started to lead 47% to 40% in some polls, with a margin of up to 7 points. It seems that the prosecutor’s attacks on Trump only create the image around him of a “victim of political persecution” by the Washington elite. And that in itself is very attractive to many Americans, ”the analyst concluded.
Recall that in early April 2023, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg filed 34 incident-related charges against Trump when he appeared in court. They are concerned with falsification of reporting. One of the cases concerned the payment of silence money framed as “legal fees” to porn star Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Cliffords). Trump became the first ex-president of the United States to file a criminal complaint. He pleaded not guilty. He also filed a lawsuit against his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, where the lawsuit was filed because of his testimony. Cohen admitted to paying Cliffords $130,000 in 2018, after which he was sentenced to three years in prison.
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