Trump Urges Supreme Court to Block New York Sentence


Presidential candidate Donald Trump made an appeal to the Supreme Court on Sunday, requesting intervention in his hush-money case ahead of his sentencing.

Judge Juan Merchan is set to sentence Trump on July 11, only four days before the Republican National Convention, where the former president is expected to be nominated as the party’s presidential candidate. This will occur over a month after a Manhattan jury found Trump guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying business records.

“The ‘Sentencing’ for not having done anything wrong will be, conveniently for the Fascists, 4 days before the Republican National Convention,” Trump wrote on Truth Social on Sunday evening. “A Radical Left Soros backed D.A., who ran on a platform of ‘I will get Trump,’ reporting to an ‘Acting’ Local Judge, appointed by the Democrats, who is HIGHLY CONFLICTED, will make a decision which will determine the future of our Nation? The United States Supreme Court MUST DECIDE!”

Trump’s lawyer, Todd Blanche, mentioned it was unlikely that Trump’s legal team would request to change the sentencing date. He expected to proceed with the date because they “want to move forward with an appeal,” he told CBS News.

Another Trump attorney, Will Scharf, indicated to CNN on Friday their intention to seek the Supreme Court’s input. “We are going to take this as high and far as we need to, including to the U.S. Supreme Court, to vindicate President Trump’s rights,” he said.

A Manhattan jury convicted Trump criminally on Thursday after hearing testimonies that he paid hush money to several women in 2018 who claimed they had affairs with him. Trump himself did not testify and has consistently asserted his innocence.

The Supreme Court has been actively involved in cases concerning Trump. In March, the nation’s highest court ruled that states could not exclude him from their ballots this November. It has also heard oral arguments in Trump’s case regarding presidential immunity, an effort to establish a precedent amid the remaining 54 charges against him from prosecutors nationwide.

Jenny Goldsberry
Jenny Goldsberry
Jenny Goldsberry covers social media and trending news. She’s a 2020 Brigham Young University graduate with a major in communications and minor in Japanese. She was born in Utah and has previous newsroom experience at the Salt Lake Tribune and Utah’s NPR station.

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