Trump Scores Another 2024 Victory in Court – Critical Delay Gives Donald’s Campaign a Boost
By Jon Brenner|July 2, 2024
Trump Scores Another 2024 Victory in Court – Critical Delay Gives Donald’s Campaign a Boost

In the world of politics, delays can be just as strategic as actions. The latest development in Donald Trump’s legal saga is a perfect example. It’s like a chess game, with each move calculated to impact the final outcome.

Trump was convicted on 34 counts in New York by prosecutor Alvin Bragg and Judge Merchan back on May 30, 2024. He became the first president convicted of a crime, but many believe the charges and case were corruptly handled. His sentencing was initially scheduled for July 11th, just four days before the Republican National Convention where Trump would be officially nominated as their 2024 candidate.

Trivia Question: What is one of Donald Trump’s most notable achievements as President of the United States? Answer at the end of the article.

Trump’s legal team has been working tirelessly to get this conviction overturned. They argue that the charges of falsifying business records were part of a politically motivated witch hunt. The timing of the sentencing couldn’t be worse for Trump, strategically speaking. Sentencing him just before the convention would have been a significant blow to his campaign, but the delay might change the game.

Supreme Court Immunity Decision

The recent Supreme Court decision on presidential immunity has added a new twist. The Court ruled that presidents have substantial immunity from prosecution for official acts committed while in office, but not for unofficial acts, and introduced new evidentiary rules. This ruling has provided Trump’s legal team with new ammunition to challenge his conviction.

From The Hill:
Former President Trump’s criminal sentencing is delayed until Sep. 18 as he attempts to set aside his recent guilty verdict in the wake of the Supreme Court’s presidential immunity decision, a New York judge ruled Tuesday.

Judge Juan Merchan’s ruling means Trump will not be sentenced before the Republican National Convention, though he is now poised to be sentenced in the heat of the general election race. It also comes about a week after the next presidential debate on Sep. 10.

The former president has not argued he is immune from his charges of falsifying business records, but he asserts the jury’s verdict must still be tossed because some of the trial evidence was precluded under the Supreme Court’s new test.

Trump’s legal team isn’t arguing that he is immune from the charges of falsifying business records. Instead, they claim the jury’s verdict should be tossed because some of the trial evidence was left out under the Supreme Court’s new test.

Political Impact

This delay is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it gives Trump’s legal team more time to maneuver and potentially overturn the conviction. On the other hand, the sentencing now looms over the general election, adding another layer of uncertainty to an already volatile political landscape.

The delay means Trump will not be sentenced before the Republican National Convention, sparing him from immediate political fallout. However, the new sentencing date in September means he will be dealing with this issue in the heat of the general election race. The proximity to the next presidential debate on September 10 adds even more drama to the situation.

Strategic Moves

Trump’s strategy seems to be to keep fighting and delaying as much as possible. By pushing the sentencing date back, he can continue to rally his base and present himself as a victim of a corrupt system. This narrative has been effective in the past, and there’s no reason to believe it won’t continue to resonate with his supporters.

Trump’s legal woes have been a rallying point for his supporters. They see him as a fighter, someone who won’t back down even when the odds are stacked against him. This delay gives him more time to campaign, more time to raise funds, and more time to build momentum.

As we watch this saga unfold, it’s clear that the stakes are incredibly high. Trump’s legal battles are far from over, and the outcome of this case could have significant implications for the 2024 election.

Will the delay help Trump rally his base and win the 2024 race? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Key Takeaways:

  • Trump’s sentencing has been delayed until September 18, 2024.
  • The delay allows Trump’s legal team to challenge the conviction using the recent Supreme Court ruling on presidential immunity.
  • The new sentencing date seems strategically significant as it falls in the middle of the general election race and just after the next presidential debate.

Trivia Answer: One of Donald Trump’s most notable achievements as President of the United States is the appointment of three Supreme Court Justices: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.

Source: The Hill



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Jon Brenner
Patriot Journal’s Managing Editor has followed politics since he was a kid, with Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush as his role models. He hopes to see America return to limited government and the founding principles that made it the greatest nation in history.
Patriot Journal’s Managing Editor has followed politics since he was a kid, with Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush as his role models. He hopes to see America return to limited government and the founding principles that made it the greatest nation in history.


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