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In court documents, prosecutors in Manhattan’s district attorney’s office have indicated that they will not oppose delaying former President Trump’s July 11 sentencing, despite contesting his recent bid to overturn the hush money verdict on the grounds of immunity. This stance comes after Trump’s legal team submitted a letter to the judge citing a recent Supreme Court ruling exempting former presidents from some criminal charges.

While dismissing Trump’s arguments as unmerited, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office acknowledged the request to postpone the sentencing. Assistant District Attorney Joshua Steinglass noted in a letter filed on Tuesday, “We do not oppose his request for leave to file and his putative request to adjourn sentencing pending determination of his motion.”

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Currently set for July 11, Trump’s sentencing may be delayed due to the prosecutors’ response, potentially pushing it back by at least a few weeks. This delay would mean that the sentencing might occur after the Republican National Convention, when Trump is expected to formally accept the party’s nomination.

Trump’s legal team has requested until July 10 to submit their detailed immunity arguments. Steinglass has asked for two additional weeks to respond, pushing the potential sentencing date to at least July 24.

This comes as Trump’s conviction includes 34 counts of falsifying business records related to payments made to silence allegations of an affair with Stormy Daniels. Unlike his other pending criminal cases, Trump has not claimed immunity from the charges themselves but argues that some of the evidence presented at trial, such as his social media posts, constituted official acts that should be immunized and thus not shown to the jury.


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