Shockingly, Donald Trump’s calendar is bursting at the seams. The former president is grappling with conflicting trial dates in multiple courts, causing judges to have conversations together to try to sort it all out. In a surprising turn of events, it seems that Trump may have been double-booked by two judges. There are just three weeks in March for Trump to finish up a six-week D.C. federal trial before he needs to head to New York for a state trial. However, Trump’s lawyers are eager to push back the New York criminal trial for paying hush money to a porn star, causing some drama with the courts.
The private exchanges are causing drama, particularly as Trump’s attorneys continue to try to delay his upcoming New York criminal trial. The court documents that have been obtained reveal that Justice Juan Merchan, overseeing the Stormy Daniels case, was in the mood to potentially consider meeting sometime in September to discuss potentially shifting deadlines. However, he eventually rejected that idea and ordered both sides to stick to the previous plan. The judge believed it to be better to maintain a semblance of order than to add to the chaos. Trump’s legal troubles are so numerous, that prematurely adjourning a trial would only serve to further muddy his already crowded trial calendar.
The New York state judge is also busy, with prosecutors claiming that Trump’s legal team is simply trying to delay the trial dates after overbooking his top defense lawyer across the Eastern Seaboard. Despite a rapid ascent in Trump’s camp, the lawyer has managed to push back on some of the politician’s stranger ideas and earn his trust. However, attorneys are becoming irritated and Trump finds himself caught in the middle of a messy legal battle.
The anticipated March 25 trial in Manhattan is proving to be an unexpected inconvenience for Trump. It comes during his attempted return to the White House, causing another level of chaos in an already heated legal battle. Needless to say, there is a considerable amount of maneuvering and pushback happening between the judges and lawyers. Overall, it appears that the courts are becoming increasingly frustrated with the delays and tactics of Trump’s team as they attempt to navigate his complex trial schedule.