US court postpones Donald Trump’s trial for conspiracy in the 2020 elections | World

US court postpones Donald Trump’s trial for conspiracy in the 2020 elections | World
US court postpones Donald Trump’s trial for conspiracy in the 2020 elections | World
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1 of 1 Donald Trump — Photo: REUTERS
Donald Trump — Photo: REUTERS

The Justice of the United States formally postponed this Friday (2), the trial of the former president donald trump about accusations that he sought to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The trial was scheduled to begin in March and has no new date.

The postponement, decided by judge Tanya Chutkan, was already expected and follows an appeal presented by Trump’s defense alleging that the former president would have immunity from prosecution for official actions taken during his presidential term. A new trial date has not been set and the judge said she will wait for the case to return to her court.

The case is one of four cases for which Trump faces in court. He was the first former US president to become a defendant. The case in federal court in Washington has been on hold since December while Trump pursues an appeal.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard arguments on Trump’s immunity claim on Jan. 9 but has not yet issued its ruling.

Trump is formally accused of participating in three conspiracies to commit crimes:

  • Conspiracy to defraud the United States;
  • Conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding;
  • Conspiracy against the rights of Americans.

He will also respond to a fourth crime, but, unlike the others, it was not as a participant in a conspiracy

  • Obstruction or attempted obstruction of an official proceeding.

Trump, who is closing in on the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, has pleaded not guilty to four felony counts, alleging a multifaceted conspiracy to use false claims of voter fraud to overturn his 2020 defeat to Democrat Joe Biden.

The article is in Portuguese

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