WATCH: Trump Responds to April 15th Criminal Trial Date, Slams Joe Biden



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Donald Trump got some good news and some bad news on Monday. While he was still in a hearing regarding the “hush money” criminal case brought by Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, a New York appeals court lowered his bond in New York AG Letia James’ civil suit from $464 million to $175 million. That was a major win for the president, who had been rushing to come up with nearly half a billion in cash. 

Less than an hour later, though, the judge in the “hush money” case rejected Trump’s latest attempt for a dismissal and set a trial date of April 15th. The former president then held a presser to discuss the development.


READ: New Trial Date for April 15th in Trump’s New York ‘Hush Money’ Case 


Trump attacked Joe Biden by name in response to one question, saying the New York-based prosecution against him is a “Biden trial.” He further speculated that a conviction could make him more popular because “people know it’s a scam.”

How would a conviction in the Bragg case play out with the voting public? I don’t think anyone really knows the answer to that. This is uncharted territory. There’s no precedent for criminally charging a former president, much less under a novel (and highly questionable) theory of state-level misdemeanors being upgraded to felonies based on alleged federal crimes that the DOJ rejected. 

Still, this latest news is a bit of a shock to the system for Republicans who had convinced themselves these cases would just go away. With the high of the primary season wearing off, the calm before the storm is ending, and these far-left prosecutions are full-speed ahead. Things are about to get very real.





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