Former US President Donald Trump’s legal troubles are unlikely to end anytime soon and according to a prominent Indian-American lawyer, the case may extend beyond the 2024 presidential election as even presidential pardons cannot be implemented in this case. Could A hearing in a criminal case against Trump (76) began in New York on Tuesday.
He is the first former US President to be criminally charged, arrested and tried in court. Trump, the main contender from the Republican Party for the presidential election to be held in the year 2024, declared himself innocent of 34 serious charges during the hearing on Tuesday.
Indian-American lawyer Ravi Batra told PTI from New York that it would not be unusual for the case to go on for two years or more. He said that this would mean that the hearing of the case is not expected to be completed before the presidential election to be held in 2024.
He said there is a strong case against Trump. He said that even if Trump were to win the 2024 presidential election, at most his sentence could be delayed because the presidential pardon applies to a federal crime, not New York State.
Batra said that being a stronghold of the Democratic Party, it is highly unlikely that a Republican will be elected governor of New York State in the near future.
So the chances of him being pardoned by the New York governor are slim. Trump is accused of paying an adult film actress to keep her mouth shut before the 2016 presidential election.
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