Donald Trump’s ‘worst nightmare’ just came true: Mary Trump

Donald Trump’s ‘worst nightmare’ just came true: Mary Trump
Donald Trump’s ‘worst nightmare’ just came true: Mary Trump

Donald Trump may be seeing his «worst nightmare» come true after a date was confirmed for his trial for falsifying business records in New York, according to his niece.

Mary Trump, an author, podcast host and frequent critic of her uncle, reacted to Judge Juan Murchan setting an April 15 trial date for the former president, who has pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in connection with the called «hush money» he arranged for his former lawyer Michael Cohen to pay adult movie star Stormy Daniels to keep an alleged affair she and Trump had a secret before the 2016 election.

The trial was originally scheduled to begin March 25, but Murchan delayed it so both sides could sort through more than 100,000 pages of evidence that federal prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York turned over just days before the trial was to begin scheduled to start.

At a hearing Monday, Trump’s lawyers sought to argue that the New York trial should be delayed further or dismissed entirely, while also accusing Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office of misconduct for allegedly withholding documents. The claims were dismissed by Murchan, who chided Trump’s legal team for failing to back up their claims with evidence.

Donald Trump in New York
Donald Trump is seen on March 25, 2024 in New York. Mary Trump said the former president’s 2024 election hopes could be hurt by the results of the trial on falsifying business documents.

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In a lengthy post on X, formerly Twitter, Mary Trump said the April 15 trial date means the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in 2024 could be convicted of a crime before the November election, which could seriously hamper his hopes of beat joe biden.

“Why has the New York election fraud case become The Donald’s worst nightmare?” she wrote. “Prosecutors told the court that they would need at least 15 to 17 days to present their case. Judge Murchan has already made it clear that he will not tolerate unnecessary delays.

«What it really means is that today’s decision has made it more likely that we will get a criminal conviction before the 2024 election, possibly by a few more months.»

Then Mary Trump quoted Morning Consult/Bloomberg a February poll that found 53 percent of voters in the key states of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin would not vote for Trump if he were a convicted felon until the November general election.

Mary Trump added that «while the media will tell you Donald won today,» after a New York appeals court agreed Monday to delay collection of his $454 million civil fraud fine if he instead paid $175 million dollars within 10 days, the former president «actually has a better chance of being convicted of a crime and sentenced to prison before the election.»

«This, in turn, makes it significantly less likely that he will win in November,» she wrote.

Trump’s office has been reached for comment by email.

At a press conference on Monday, Trump dismissed the idea that a possible conviction in the falsification of business documents trial could hurt his White House hopes.

«Or it might make me more popular because people know it’s a hoax,» Trump said.

The former president also told a crowd of reporters before Monday’s hearing in a New York courtroom: “This is a witch hunt. It’s a scam.»

Legal experts said it was highly unlikely Trump would go to prison if convicted by a jury at trial.

«If he’s convicted with guilty pleas after conviction, he could get house arrest and an ankle monitor and maybe do community service,» said attorney Gene Rossi, who previously represented one of Daniel Keith Davidson’s attorneys. in front of Newsweek.

Michael McAuliffe, a former federal prosecutor, added that it was not a «realistic possibility» that Trump would receive a prison sentence if convicted.