Judge Officially Postpones Trump’s March 4 D.C. Election Interference Trial

by Ben Whedon


U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan on Friday officially suspended former President Donald Trump’s March 4 trial in special counsel Jack Smith’s election case, The Hill reported.

Earlier in the day, reports emerged that the case had disappeared form the court calendar, prompting speculation that the trial would be postponed as Trump appeals his presidential immunity claims.

Smith in August indicted Trump on charges of conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of, and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights. He has pleaded not guilty and argued he enjoys presidential immunity.

While Chutkan rejected those arguments, Trump appealed to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and Chutkan paused proceedings. Smith urged the Supreme Court to decide the matter, though they declined to do so. The appeals court heard arguments last month but has not issued a ruling.

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Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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