Trump's late bid to delay New York hush money trial denied

Former U.S. President Donald Trump recently attended a wake for New York City Police Department officer Jonathan Diller, who was tragically shot and killed during a routine traffic stop in Queens. Trump spoke at the event in Massapequa Park, New York, paying his respects to the fallen officer.

In other news, a judge has rejected a request from Trump to delay his upcoming hush money trial in New York. The trial is set to begin on April 15 and Trump had sought to postpone it until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a separate case involving presidential immunity in Washington, D.C. However, the judge deemed Trump's request as untimely, stating that he had ample opportunities to make his argument earlier.

The hush money case involves allegations that Trump falsified business records related to a payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 presidential election. Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid Daniels $130,000 in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair with Trump. Trump has pleaded not guilty to the charges and denies any wrongdoing.

The judge also declined to consider whether the doctrine of presidential immunity would prevent prosecutors from introducing evidence of Trump's actions as president during the trial. This includes statements made by Trump on social media and in interviews regarding potential witnesses in the case.

Overall, the judge's decision to deny Trump's request for a delay in the trial indicates that the legal proceedings will move forward as scheduled. It remains to be seen how this case will unfold and what impact it may have on the former president.


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