Bragg accuses Trump of seeking ‘open-ended delay’ of New York trial

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg rejected Donald Trump’s request that a judge delay the former president’s hush money trial in New York on the grounds that it had attracted too much publicity, according to a court filing made public Wednesday.

Prosecutors from Bragg’s office accused Trump of strategizing to indefinitely delay the trial, which is scheduled to begin with jury selection on April 15.

“Defendant appears to acknowledge that there is no end in sight to public coverage of this criminal proceeding, laying bare his strategy of obtaining an open-ended delay of the trial,” they wrote.

Trump’s defense attorneys had asked in a court filing last month for Judge Juan Merchan to delay the trial because of “exceptionally prejudicial pretrial publicity, which is substantial, ongoing, and likely to increase.”

The request was Trump’s eighth attempt to convince Merchan to delay
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