BREAKING: Trump moves to overturn NYC trial conviction, cites SCOTUS immunity decision: report

Trump's legal team has also requested a delay in the sentencing set for July 11


Donald J. Trump began an effort on Monday to throw out his recent criminal conviction in Manhattan and postpone his upcoming sentencing, citing the new Supreme Court ruling that granted him broad immunity from prosecution for official actions he took as president, according to a New York Times report that cited a source "with knowledge of the matter." 

Trump's legal team argued in a letter to Judge Juan Merchan that the verdict on the hush money case should be invalidated because they believe the jury was exposed to evidence during the trial that should have been shielded by presidential immunity.  

The letter will remain undisclosed until at least Tuesday, following which prosecutors will be able to provide their response. Trump's legal team has requested a delay in the sentencing set for July 11, pending Judge Juan M. Merchan's assessment of how the Supreme Court's ruling might impact the conviction.

Trump's legal team also requested Judge Juan M. Merchan delay the sentencing scheduled for July 11, pending the judge's consideration of the implications of the Supreme Court ruling on the conviction. 

Per The New York Times, "A spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office declined to comment." 

Trump could potentially face four years in prison for his convictions on charges of falsifying business records. 

NYT's report states:

"Unlike in federal court, sentencing papers in New York State courts are generally confidential unless the judge authorizes their release. That means the world may not learn of Mr. Bragg’s recommendation until Justice Merchan sentences Mr. Trump, as he is expected to do just days before Mr. Trump is to be formally nominated for president at the Republican National Convention.

"The judge faces an unprecedented conundrum with equally unprecedented legal and political ramifications. His decision is sure to alienate broad swaths of the country no matter what it is."

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