Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg agrees to 30-day delay of ‘hush money’ trial

While former President Donald Trump’s legal team has been seeking a delay of the trial in the so-called “hush money” case in light of the Supreme Court’s taking up of the presidential immunity issue, now it’s Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office requesting that the March 25, 2024 trial date be pushed back.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office asked on Thursday for a delay to the start of the trial in the hush money case against Donald Trump, citing newly disclosed evidence from the US attorney’s office in Manhattan.

As noted, earlier in the week, it was Trump’s team that was requesting a delay of the case.

Update – 3:40 pm Eastern – More information is now available as to the rationale for Bragg’s office agreeing to the delay:

“Specifically, yesterday the USAO produced approximately 31,000 pages of additional records and represented that there will be another production of documents by next week,” the district attorney’s office said in a motion to the court requesting the delay.

“Based on our initial review of yesterday’s production, those records appear to contain materials related to the subject matter of this case, including materials that the People requested from the USAO more than a year ago and that the USAO previously declined to provide,” the motion said.

“The People do not oppose a brief adjournment of up to 30 days to permit sufficient time for defendant to review the USAO productions,” the DA’s office wrote.