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Manhattan Prosecutors Agree To Delay Trump’s Sentencing


Donald Trump‘s sentencing looks likely to be delayed until after the Republican National Convention, as Manhattan prosecutors indicated that they would not oppose the former president’s legal team’s efforts to push back the date.

Trump is due to be sentenced on July 11.

But prosecutors today said that they would not oppose Trump’s effort to delay that date, as his legal team has sought extra time to file a motion to set aside the former president’s conviction on 34 counts of falsifying business records. Their argument will be based on the Supreme Court‘s decision on Monday that presidents enjoy immunity for official acts.

The prosecutors wrote in a letter to Judge Juan Merchan that they believe that Trump’s arguments are “without merit,” but they requested a deadline to file a response by July 24. That is nearly two weeks after the scheduled sentencing date and follows the GOP convention, which is July 15-18 in Milwaukee.

Trump was convicted in May of falsifying records stemming from the hush money payments paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels in advance of the 2016 election, before the Celebrity Apprentice host became president. Some of the evidence introduced at the trial had to do with Trump’s conduct after he took office, but prosecutors are likely to dismiss any claims that they were “official acts.”

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