Supreme Court Decides on Trump’s Immunity – Sentencing Delayed Until September!

New York, NY – Former President Donald Trump’s sentencing in his hush money case has been delayed until at least September to assess the impact of a recent Supreme Court ruling on presidential immunity. Trump was set to be sentenced on July 11 for falsifying business records but will now face potential sentencing on September 18. The postponement comes amid Trump’s expected nomination at the Republican National Convention. Trump, who denies any wrongdoing, requests further evaluation of the Supreme Court decision following his conviction in New York.

The Supreme Court ruling granted presidents broad immunity protections while limiting prosecutors’ ability to cite official acts as evidence in criminal cases. Trump’s attorney made the request to set aside the guilty verdict and postpone sentencing to review how the ruling could influence the hush money case. The judge is expected to rule on September 6, with a potential sentencing date of September 18.

Defense attorneys argued that prosecutors had unfairly emphasized official acts evidence, including social media posts and witness testimonies from Oval Office meetings. Prosecutors, however, maintained that these arguments lacked merit but agreed to the delay for the judge’s consideration. Trump was convicted of falsifying business records related to a hush money payment to Stormy Daniels, whom he denies having a sexual encounter with in 2006.

The payment to Daniels was part of a broader scheme to silence individuals with potentially damaging information about Trump during the presidential campaign. Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, facilitated the payment and was later reimbursed by Trump. Falsifying business records carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison, along with probation, fines, or conditional discharge. Trump’s conviction marks the first instance of a former president being found guilty of a crime.

The sentencing delay reflects the complexity of the legal proceedings surrounding Trump’s hush money case and the potential implications of the Supreme Court ruling on presidential immunity. As the case continues to unfold, scrutiny intensifies on the intricate web of allegations and legal challenges facing the former president.