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Federal judge in DC postpones Trump’s March trial on charges of plotting to overturn 2020 election

Feb 2, 2024, 2:07 PM

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FILE - Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event Jan. 27, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

(AP Photo/John Locher, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Washington formally postponed Donald Trump’s March trial on charges of plotting to overturn the 2020 election as a key legal appeal from the former president continues to work its way through the courts.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan on Friday vacated the March 4 trial date but did not immediately set a new date.

The postponement comes as a federal appeals court has yet to resolve a pending appeal from Trump arguing that he is immune from prosecution for actions he took in the White House.

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Federal judge in DC postpones Trump’s March trial on charges of plotting to overturn 2020 election