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‘See you on the 15th’: Judge rejects Trump’s attempt to delay secret criminal trial

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New York Judge Juan Merchan on Monday rejected all of former President Donald Trump’s requests for a postponement and set a date for his criminal trial in Manhattan for April 15, according to the New York Times.

Merchan rejected Trump’s argument for a delay after federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York turned over thousands of pages of documents.

“The New York County District Attorney is not responsible for the late production of documents from the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” Merchan said. “The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has made diligent and good faith efforts.”

Trump looked at his lawyer Todd Blanche and shook his head as Merchan ruled from the bench, according to the Times.

Merchan said jury selection for the trial would begin April 15.

“See you all on the 15th,” he said.

Trump vowed to appeal the decision.

This is the only Trump trial with a date currently set. Trial dates for Trump’s other cases in Florida, D.C. and Fulton County, Georgia, are still pending.

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