Trump Gets Caught Trying to Play Judges to Manufacture Trial Delays

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Faced with an onslaught of expensive lawsuits ranging from fraud to racketeering, former President Donald Trump is desperately trying to delay several trials well into the 2024 presidential election season—and he was just called out for the scheme.

Trump’s lawyers have until Wednesday to explain how they tried to play two New York judges off one another by double-booking trials to potentially delay them both.

Trump already pushed back a potential late 2023 trial over duping investors to Jan. 2024, citing a conflict with the New York Attorney General’s trial over his fake financial statements to banks. But when Trump’s team recently sought to delay that AG trial, they got caught.

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