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Trump moves to dismiss 'meandering' New York hush money case

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Former President Donald Trump wants a New York judge to dismiss the criminal case charging him with falsifying business records relating to hush money payments, arguing prosecutors waited too long to bring their case.


“After a five year meandering, halting and roving investigation that entailed inexplicable and unconstitutional delay, the District Attorney’s office filed a discombobulated package of politically motivated charges marred by legal defects,” Trump’s attorneys contended in a 57-page court filing Thursday.


The filing argues that Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg “charged President Trump more than six years after public reporting regarding the facts at issue, and almost five years after commencing a grand jury investigation and accessing substantially all of the relevant evidence.”


“The delay has prejudiced President Trump, interfered with his ongoing presidential campaign, and violated his due process rights,” contends the filing by Trump attorneys Todd Blanche and Susan Necheles, and the charges should therefore be dismissed.