On Friday, the court announced the postponement of the start of the trial, which was scheduled to take place on March 4. That’s not surprising, as the proceedings are on hold while a judge considers Trump’s argument that he should enjoy immunity because of his role as president in the run-up to the storming of the Capitol in January 2021. The appeals court has not yet decided on that case, so a trial is unlikely to begin. On time anyway.
There are currently four different legal proceedings against Trump involving a total of 91 charges. In Washington, he was indicted at the federal level over his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
The postponement is a victory for Trump, who has already made several efforts to postpone the trial until after the 2024 presidential election in November, for which he is running again. Sources within the Trump campaign told CNN that the team will continue to try to move the operation forward. They stress, among other things, that the judge did not propose a new date on Friday.
Experts also believe that a conviction would not automatically mean that Trump is no longer legally permitted to participate in the presidential election. According to opinion polls and after the first primaries, he is the most likely candidate to become the Republican nominee.