The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s calendar indicates that the criminal prosecution of former President Donald Trump in Washington for alleged attempts to rig the 2020 presidential election is no longer set to start on March 4.
The Washington Post was the first to note that it was missing from the calendar. The date of the change’s implementation is unknown.
The lawsuit is being overseen by U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who said in December that it would be placed on hold as she awaits a decision from a higher court about Trump’s assertion that his immunity from prosecution stems from his presidency. While the justices voiced doubts about Trump’s assertions, a federal appeals court heard arguments last month over the immunity matter; it is unclear when a decision is anticipated.
The D.C. election subversion case against Trump consists of four felonies, one of which is conspiracy to defraud the United States. August saw him enter a not guilty plea.
In the event that the D.C. trial drags on, the criminal prosecution in New York related to alleged payments of hush money during the 2016 election may represent the first-ever criminal trial involving a former American president. The current timetable calls for it to start on March 25.
In four separate cities, Trump is the target of four criminal cases. In addition, a federal court in Florida has accused him with unlawfully keeping sensitive materials at his Mar-a-Lago resort. Additionally, he is being prosecuted for state racketeering in Georgia, where it is alleged that he attempted to influence the state’s 2020 presidential election.
In every criminal prosecution against him, Trump has entered a not guilty plea and denied any wrongdoing.