Judge rules against Trump in hush money case, setting up trial for April 15

A judge in New York sided with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg at a hearing on Monday and set a trial in the hush money case against former President Donald Trump to begin on April 15.

Judge Juan Merchan found Bragg violated no discovery rules after Trump had asked the judge to dismiss the case or extensively delay the trial because of a late-stage dump of discovery documents Trump received this month.

Trump had accused Bragg, an elected Democrat, of attempting to hide evidence in the case that could help Trump after the former president received the discovery, involving tens of thousands of pages of material, and found that a fraction of it was exculpatory.

“It is easy to see the wrongful motives that drove [Bragg] to attempt to make sure that these reports never saw the light of
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