Trump is one step closer to delaying Jan. 6 case until after the election

The criminal trial of former President Donald Trump about his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election results was postponed by a federal judge on Friday. 

In a new order by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, the original trial date set for March 4 in the United States District Court in Washington, D.C., was pushed back until a new trial schedule was issued. 

Chutkan set the trial date for March 4 in August, rejecting the former president’s plea to hold it off until 2026. Now, it’s unclear when the trial will be and if it will be held before the presidential primaries wrap up and before voters go to the polls in November. 

The federal case being nixed from the court’s calendar is a victory for Trump, who has been pushing to delay his multiple trials until after the November
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