02-2-2024, 3:09 PM

The trial in Trump's DC election meddling case has been postponed by a federal judge

As per a recent court order in the case, the trial date for the federal election subversion case against former President Donald Trump in Washington, DC, has been rescheduled due to the ongoing appeals concerning the authority of the presidency.

Originally scheduled for March 4, the trial has been postponed while a federal appeals court reviews Trump's claims that his position as president should shield him from prosecution in the run-up to the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol. Regarding immunity, the appeals court has not yet rendered a decision.

The likelihood that the March trial date would occur decreased, even though it was not official until US District Judge Tanya Chutkan's order on Friday. Despite the case being on hold, Chutkan forewarned Smith's team not to proceed without her approval after Trump's team complained in January that prosecutors were still submitting court documents.

Though it's unclear if he will be successful in delaying the trial until after November's election, the former president has benefited from the delay. He has consistently tried to postpone the trial until after the 2024 presidential election.

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