Trump Loses Bid To Move Stormy Case To Federal Court

Reuters reports:

A U.S. judge on Wednesday denied former U.S. President Donald Trump’s bid to move from New York state court to federal court the case against him stemming from a hush money payment to a porn star.

“Trump has failed to show that the conduct charged … is for or relating to any act performed by or for the President under color of the official acts of a President,” U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein said in a written decision.

Trump was indicted this spring on 34 counts of falsifying business records to hide reimbursements to his then-lawyer Michael Cohen for a $130,000 payment to silence porn star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election. He has pleaded not guilty.

Read the full article. The trial is set for March 2024. Trump is also likely to be tried next year in Florida on the stolen documents case, with likely additional indictments to come out of Georgia and from the Special Counsel in DC. Four trials! At least!