Prosecutors ‘save’ Trump: They are in favor of postponing his sentence for payments to Stormy Daniels

Manhattan prosecutors announced Tuesday that would not oppose the request of Donald Trump to delay the sentence in his silence trialas he seeks to have the conviction overturned following a Supreme Court decision that granted broad immunity protections to presidents.

Through a letter filed with the New York court, prosecutors from the Manhattan district office, Alvin Bragg, explained that They would be open to delaying the sentence for two weeks imposed on July 11 to file a response to Trump’s motions.

If this petition is granted by Judge Juan M. Merchan, The delay would mean Trump would not learn of his sentence until after he is nominated. formally at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, which begins July 15, leaving open the possibility that he could be ordered to jail during a critical stretch of his campaign.

The letter came a day after Trump’s lawyer asked the judge to delay sentencing while he weighs the high court’s decision and how it might impact the New York case.

What does Donald Trump’s legal team say?

Donald Trump’s team argues that the Supreme Court’s decision confirmed that Prosecutors should have been prevented from presenting some evidence that His lawyers say that constituted official presidential actsaccording to the letter.

In their response, prosecutors said they believed those arguments were “without merit” but noted they did not oppose deferring sentencing as the judge considers the matter.

It is worth remembering that Donald Trump was convictedon May 30th, for 34 counts of falsifying business records stemming from what prosecutors said was an attempt to cover up a hush payment to porn star Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 presidential election.

Actress Daniels claims she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006 after meeting him at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe. However, Trump has repeatedly denied that claim.he even reaffirmed it in the first presidential debate with his opponent Joe Biden: “I did not have sexual relations with a porn star.”

Prosecutors said the payment Stormy Daniels received was part of a broader scheme to buy the silence of people who might have gone public during the campaign with embarrassing stories alleging she had extramarital sex. Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen made the payment to the actress and was later reimbursed by Trump, whose firm recorded the reimbursements as legal expenses.

How many years could Donald Trump spend in prison?

Falsifying business records is a crime punishable by up to four years in prison.Other potential sentences include probation, a fine or a conditional discharge that would require Trump to stay out of trouble to avoid further punishment.

Trump He is the first former US president to be convicted of a crimeso he will have to be present in Merchan’s courtroom in Manhattan when the sentence is handed down.