Alvin Bragg Agrees to Delay Trump’s ‘Hush Money’ Sentencing after SCOTUS Ruling on Immunity

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Alvin Bragg Agrees to Delay Trump’s ‘Hush Money’ Sentencing after SCOTUS Ruling on Immunity

After the United States Supreme Court ruled that President Donald Trump has substantial presidential immunity, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has agreed to delay the July 11 sentencing hearing for the so-called “hush money” case.

On Tuesday, Bragg told presiding Judge Juan Merchan that he does not oppose Trump’s request to delay his sentencing.

On Monday, Trump moved to overturn his criminal conviction in the Manhattan case after he secured a major victory from the U.S. Supreme Court.

As THAIMBC News reported, the SCOTUS backed Trump’s claim of presidential immunity.

The Supreme Court agreed that Trump is entitled to immunity from prosecution for “official acts” while president.

Justices sided with Trump’s claim of immunity in a 6-3 decision on his case.

They agreed that former presidents have absolute immunity from prosecution for official acts.

The high court narrowed the case against the 45th president and returned it to the trial court to determine what is left of Special Counsel Jack Smith’s indictment.

In a politically motivated case, Democrat Bragg charged Trump last year.

After a six-week trial in deep-blue New York City last month, a jury found Trump “guilty” on all 34 “felony” counts of falsifying business records in the first degree.

Trump had pleaded not guilty and prosecutors failed to provide any evidence linking him to the allegations.

On Monday night, Trump sent a letter to Merchan asking for permission to file a motion to vacate the jury’s Manhattan verdict.

He also requested a delay of his scheduled July 11 sentencing.

To file a motion in New York, the defense and prosecution must first request permission from the judge in the case.

On Tuesday, Bragg responded to that request.

I his response, Bragg wrote:

“We are in receipt of defendant’s pre-motion letter dated July 1, 2024, seeking leave to file a motion to set aside the verdict pursuant to CPL § 330.30(1) based upon the Supreme Court’s July 1, 2024 decision in Trump v. United States.

“In that letter, defendant requested until July 10, 2024, to submit a memorandum of law in support of such motion.

“While defendant’s letter states that he does ‘not object to an adjournment of the July 11, 2024 sentencing date,’ his request to file moving papers on July 10 is necessarily a request to adjourn the sentencing hearing currently scheduled for July 11, 2024, pending resolution of the motion,” he added.

“Although we believe defendant’s arguments to be without merit, we do not oppose his request for leave to file and his putative request to adjourn sentencing pending determination of his motion.”

Bragg requested a deadline of July 24 — two weeks after Trump’s requested deadline — to file and serve a response.

Trump’s sentencing was previously scheduled for July 11 — just days before the Republican National Convention.

At the GOP event, Trump is expected to be formally nominated as the 2024 Republican presidential nominee.