Alvin Bragg waved the white flag of surrender in this fight with Trump

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg found himself embroiled in a new front in his lawfare against Donald Trump.

Bragg immediately realized he’s in big trouble.

And Alvin Bragg waved the white flag of surrender in this fight with Trump.

Bragg agrees to delay sentencing in Trump case

In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling granting Donald Trump Presidential immunity for official acts in office, Trump’s lawyers asked Judge Juan Merchan to delay the July 11 sentencing so they could request the Judge vacate the conviction.

While Bragg put Trump on trial for conduct that came before he was President, Bragg put White House advisors like Hope Hicks on the witness stand to testify about their conversations with Donald Trump.

Bragg also used as evidence social media posts Trump made as President.

Trump’s lawyers argued this evidence is now inadmissible under the immunity ruling.

In order to file a motion in New York, both the prosecution and defense have to agree.

Bragg had no choice but to agree to Trump’s request to delay the July 11 sentencing hearing to give Merchan time to consider Trump’s motion.

“We are in receipt of defendant’s pre-motion letter dated July 1, 2024 seeking leave to file a motion to set aside the verdict pursuant to CPL § 330.30(1) based upon the Supreme Court’s July 1, 2024 decision in Trump v. United States,” Bragg’s letter to Judge Merchan read.

 “In that letter, defendant requested until July 10, 2024 to submit a memorandum of law in support of such motion,” the letter continued.

Bragg said that delaying the sentencing hearing was necessary to consider Trump’s motion.

“While defendant’s letter states that he does ‘not object to an adjournment of the July 11, 2024 sentencing date,’ his request to file moving papers on July 10 is necessarily a request to adjourn the sentencing hearing currently scheduled for July 11, 2024 pending resolution of the motion,” Bragg stated.

“Although we believe defendant’s arguments to be without merit, we do not oppose his request for leave to file and his putative request to adjourn sentencing pending determination of his motion,” Bragg added.

The rescheduled hearing 

Bragg requested Merchan reschedule the hearing for two weeks later.

That would mean Merchan could hand down a potential prison sentence to the Republican nominee for President who – according to the national and swing state polling data – is the prohibitive favorite to win the White House.

But Merchan instead set a new sentencing date of September 18, adding, “if such is still necessary.”

The so-called “crimes” Bragg invented in order to convict Trump are so trivial and convoluted that anything more than a fine – as a first time offender any other defendant would look at a slap on the wrist as a punishment – would be seen as a Joe Biden campaign donor throwing the book at Joe Biden’s political opponent to try and make up for the fact that Joe Biden’s campaign is in a complete tailspin.

If Merchan sentences Trump to probation or hits him with a fine, it will also confirm that the entire purpose of this exercise was to convict Trump on sham charges that even the judge does regard as serious enough to warrant prison time just so Joe Biden can run campaign commercials calling Trump a convicted felon.

*Renewed Right Official Polling*

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