In short order from the bench on Thursday, New York State Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan denied Donald Trump‘s motion to dismiss his criminal indictment for allegedly falsifying records while making hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election.
From the courtroom in Manhattan, Just Security reported that Merchan was firm when he told the former president that the trial date would not move.
The New York trial date was “certain” he added, and that had been forecast for weeks as Law&Crime previously reported.
“You don’t have a trial date in Georgia. You don’t have a trial date in Florida,” Merchan said, referring to two other jurisdictions where the ex-president is facing criminal charges, before reportedly snapping at one of Trump’s lawyers
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