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The Daily Caller: Trump Might Just Enter 2024 Election Unscathed As Court Dates Are Delayed, Legal Attacks Falter

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 06: Former President Donald Trump exits the courtroom after testifying at his civil fraud trial at New York State Supreme Court on November 06, 2023 in New York City. Trump testified in the civil fraud trial that alleges that he and his two sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump conspired to inflate his net worth on financial statements provided to banks and insurers to secure loans. New York Attorney General Letitia James has sued seeking $250 million in damages. His sons testified in the trial last week and his daughter Ivanka Trump is scheduled to testify on Wednesday after her lawyers were unable to block her testimony. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

Will the Trump legal wars be placed on a wait list?

The Daily Caller headlines: https://dailycaller.com/2023/11/17/trump-2024-conviction-legal-attacks/

Trump Might Just Enter 2024 Election Unscathed As Court Dates Are Delayed, Legal Attacks Falter

The DC reports:

“As former President Donald Trump’s legal difficulties continue to stack up, scheduling conflicts and trial delays offer relief and highlight an emerging path for him to enter the 2024 election without facing a potential conviction, should he be the Republican nominee.

Facing the strain of four separate criminal indictments while running a presidential campaign, Trump has sought to postpone trials in his cases until after the election. At least two judges — the one overseeing his Florida classified documents case and another overseeing his New York case for allegedly falsifying business records — have signaled a willingness to delay, while Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis believes the Georgia trial may not conclude until early 2025. 

In Florida, District Judge Aileen Cannon has signaled a willingness to postpone Trump’s federal trial over alleged mishandling of classified documents. Though she decided to keep the May 2024 trial date in place for now, she set a March 1 scheduling conference to revisit Trump’s request to postpone it and has already delayed multiple pre-trial filing deadlines, saying that she “cannot ignore the realities of pretrial and trial schedules” in his other cases.

On Thursday, Cannon postponed one crucial deadline for Trump to submit notice about what classified information his legal team plans to use at trial. In an order, she said a deadline wouldn’t even be set until after the March scheduling conference, making the May trial increasingly unlikely.

The judge overseeing Trump’s Manhattan trial on charges of falsifying business records, currently scheduled for March 2024, may also postpone the trial. Juan Merchan sent a letter to Trump’s lawyers in September stating that he would wait until February to consider moving the date, according to The New York Times.”

The entire situation of a presidential candidate – and a former president at that – running for re-election while awash in legal woes is unprecedented. So anything could happen.

Stay tuned.