A US federal judge decided this Wednesday pause the judicial process of electoral interference against former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) while the appeal filed by the Republican politician to have the case dismissed is decided.
Judge Tanya Chutkan decided to pause all proceedings, according to local media, after Trump’s lawyers last week appealed her decision to reject the dismissal of the case against the former president. Trump alleges that the case of electoral interference in the 2020 elections cannot proceed because their actions were protected by presidential immunityBetween other reasons.
This also comes after US special counsel Jack Smith asked the Supreme Court to rule on whether former President Trump enjoys presidential immunity in an attempt to speed up the trial.
The former president faces four charges of conspiring against the United States; for preventing Congress from certifying the results collected at the polls; for conspiring against the right to vote, as well as for his attempt to obstruct the certification of the minutes.
The mogul pleaded not guilty to the four federal charges last August. Prosecutors argue that Trump manipulated protesters into believing that then-Vice President Mike Pence could change the election results, which ultimately led to the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.
Trump also faces another trial, led by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, for the case of electoral interference in the state of Georgia during the 2020 elections, for which he is accused of 13 state charges.