Donald Trump’s effort to campaign in the 2024 GOP primaries faces severe hurdles due to mounting trial dates throughout the primary season. All of Trump’s legal problems all seem to be now coming to a head – all at once.
Thus far, the effort to tie Donald Trump down like the Lilliputians tied down Gulliver seems to be backfiring. Indicting Trump has only made him more popular with the Republican base. His lead in the polls over his nearest GOP rival Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is 46 points.
Donald Trump Gets Deeper and Deeper Into Legal Challenges
Federal District Judge Tanya Chutkan set Trump’s trial in the January 6 election dispute case for Mar. 4, 2024, one day before Super Tuesday. Chutkan is known for having imposed tough sentences on prior January 6 defendants.
“Chutkan had given prison sentences to all of the 38 Jan. 6 defendants to come before her, even though prosecutors had only recommended 34 of them for prison. That stands in contrast to the other judges in Jan. 6 cases who have tended to be more lenient at sentencing,” NPR reporter Carrie Johnson wrote.
Trump wrote on TruthSocial that he plans to appeal the court date claiming election interference.
“Deranged Jack Smith & his team of Thugs, who were caught going to the White House just prior to Indicting the 45th President of the United States (an absolute No No!), have been working on this Witch Hunt for almost 3 years, but decided to bring it smack in the middle of Crooked Joe Biden’s Political Opponent’s campaign against him. Election Interference! Today a biased, Trump Hating Judge gave me only a two month extension, just what our corrupt government wanted, SUPER TUESDAY. I will APPEAL!” Trump said.
Another trial date in the second civil suit in which he will face writer E. Jean Carroll in her civil defamation claim against him for denying that he attacked her in the 1990s.
Trump’s court appearance in the Stormy Daniels business fraud case is set for Mar. 25, 2024.
Judge Aileen Cannon set May 20, 2024, as the date for his classified documents trial.
The trial date in the Georgia case has been set for October, but Trump’s attorneys say they do not have enough time to prepare their case.
Republicans See Trump Prosecutions as Politically Motivated
“For his prosecution in New York for alleged hush money payments to adult star Stormy Daniels, 61% believe it is “politically motivated and without merit.” For his classified documents prosecution, 67% believe this, and regarding the prosecution for his effort to overturn the 2020 election and his role in the Jan. 6 siege on the Capitol, 70% believe it is “politically motivated and without merit.” As for his most recent prosecution in Georgia, 71% believe it is “politically motivated and without merit,” Washington Examiner political reporter Reese Gorman wrote.
Nearly half of Republican Primary voters say the indictments make them more likely to vote for Trump.
A new Wall Street Journal poll shows Trump remains competitive with Joe Biden in the general election, which should be giving Democrats worries because it shows how weak Biden is.
“In a hypothetical general election matchup between Trump and Biden, the poll shows the race as a dead heat. Trump had a 1 percent edge on Biden with third party candidates included — 40 to 39 percent — and the pair were tied at 46 percent support when those candidates were removed,” Hill columnist Nick Robertson wrote.
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.
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