If this works for Trump then recidivists and career criminals have a new way to avoid their day in court: just loudly complain about being arrested.
(NY Times)Lawyers for former President Donald J. Trump, citing a “deluge of prejudicial media coverage” concerning his recent indictment and arraignment in Manhattan, asked a federal judge late Tuesday for a one-month postponement of Mr. Trump’s civil trial over an allegation that he raped a magazine writer in the mid-1990s.
The request for the delay comes just two weeks before the civil suit by the writer E. Jean Carroll was scheduled for trial in Federal District Court in Manhattan, and amid an onslaught of legal action in civil and criminal cases arising from his conduct in and out of office.
“President Trump can only receive a fair trial in a calmer media environment than the one created by the New York County district attorney,” Mr. Trump’s lawyers wrote, referring to the indictment filed by the Manhattan prosecutor, Alvin L. Bragg, that accuses him of fraud in connection with hush money paid to a porn star. Mr. Trump’s arraignment last week set off headlines around the globe, some generated when Mr. Trump called the district attorney a criminal and complained of “a Trump-hating judge with a Trump-hating wife and family.”
Mr. Trump’s lawyers, Joseph Tacopina and Alina Habba, wrote to Judge Lewis A. Kaplan that the increased attention merited a delay in Ms. Carroll’s suit.
(Seattle Times) Attorney [for E. Jean Carroll] Roberta Kaplan said in a letter to the trial judge that it was “somewhat perverse” for Trump to claim the trial must be delayed because of publicity when “so much of the publicity he complains about has been driven by his own incendiary statements.”