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Slowly but surely, Trump is moving all legal cases in his favor until ultimate freedom

Donald Trump faces 91 criminal counts overall, indicted in four separate prosecutions, including in Florida, New York, Georgia, and Washington, DC. Despite these legal cases, Trump continues his way to winning the Republican nomination and potentially facing Joe Biden in the general election later this year. While many believed that Trump would struggle to win the voters’ support because of the extensive list of legal processes, charges, and convictions, his legal team managed to prolong these cases in what seemed to be Trump’s target from the very beginning.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states cannot remove Trump from the ballot

On Monday, Trump scored yet another significant victory after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in his favor regarding his appearance on the ballot. Supreme Court rules states can’t kick Trump off the ballot over his actions leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol — bringing a swift end to a case with huge implications for the 2024 election. In an unsigned ruling with no dissents, the court reversed the Colorado Supreme Court, which had determined that Trump could not serve again as president under Section 3 of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment. Maine and Illinois also tried to kick Trump off the ballot.

The U.S. Supreme Court decided to look into Trump’s case for alleged attempts to interfere with the federal election

Last Wednesday, the Supreme Court announced its intention to examine whether former President Donald Trump can face criminal charges for alleged attempts to interfere with the federal election. The court has temporarily suspended legal proceedings to deliberate on Trump’s claim that a former president should be immune from prosecution for actions taken while in office.

The court is acting quickly on this matter, with a deadline set for Trump to submit his legal documents within three weeks. Oral arguments are scheduled for the week of April 22. Despite the expedited timeline, reaching a verdict may take some time, potentially several months. Should the Supreme Court determine that Trump does not have immunity, the case will resume in a federal court in Washington, D.C. This resurgence of legal activity could coincide with the intensifying presidential campaign, where Trump is vying for a comeback against Joe Biden.

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Joyce Vance, former federal prosecutor, says Trump is gaining momentum in his legal cases after successfully delaying them

Delaying the cases, prolonging the trials

A former federal prosecutor has observed a change in momentum for Donald Trump regarding three out of four criminal charges he’s dealing with. Joyce Vance, who used to work as a U.S. attorney in Alabama, mentioned in her blog, Civil Discourse, that there are hold-ups in two of Trump’s federal court cases. One is about classified documents in Florida, and the other involves election fraud in Washington, D.C.

Vance thinks these hold-ups could work in Trump’s favor, especially since he wants to delay his trials until after the presidential election in November. If Trump wins the presidency again, he could have more ways to handle these legal issues, such as possibly pardoning himself or choosing an attorney general who might drop the federal cases against him.

Joyce Vance, former federal prosecutor, says Trump is gaining momentum in his legal cases after successfully delaying them

The attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election case in Washington DC

In Washington D.C., Trump faces charges related to his attempts to change the outcome of the 2020 election before the January 6 Capitol riot. He is accused of four crimes, including conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government and conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, but Trump has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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“The legal landscape in three of the four criminal cases against Trump continues to shift in his favor this week, following the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the presidential immunity appeal in the D.C. election interference case, creating at least a two-month delay for Trump,” Vance wrote Friday.

The classified documents case

She also mentioned in her blog that the trial about classified documents, which was supposed to begin in May, is now facing delays due to legal disputes about how the classified papers at the heart of the case are being handled.

Donald Trump is charged with 40 federal counts for allegedly keeping classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida after his presidency ended in January 2021. He’s also accused of blocking the government’s efforts to get those documents back. Trump has denied all these accusations.

According to what Trump’s legal team told Judge Aileen Cannon on Thursday, Trump wouldn’t be ready for the trial until August. Meanwhile, the prosecutors have proposed starting the trial on July 8. Vance explained that Trump’s timeline could prevent the Washington D.C. trial from happening before the election, even if the Supreme Court decides against Trump.

Joyce Vance, former federal prosecutor, says Trump is gaining momentum in his legal cases after successfully delaying them

The alleged election interference case in Georgia

In Georgia, another legal issue for Trump is gaining attention. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and prosecutor Nathan Wade, who are both working on Trump’s case for alleged election interference in Georgia, are facing scrutiny over their personal relationship. Trump’s defense argues that phone records will show Wade’s visits to Willis’ home started earlier than she claimed. If Willis is removed from the case, which is scheduled for trial in August, it could lead to significant delays.

Read also: Rev. Al Sharpton says Trump is not running for president: “This election to him is about him not going to jail.”

Trump is facing charges in Georgia along with 18 others for supposedly trying to change Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory in the state. Trump has pleaded not guilty to these charges as well, insisting that the case is politically motivated because he is the leading candidate for the Republican nomination for president.

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