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Trump Urges Supreme Court Intervention Ahead of Sentencing, Slams ‘Unfair’ NY Trial

By Jake Beardslee · June 3, 2024

In a Truth Social post on Sunday, former President Donald Trump called on the Supreme Court to step in ahead of his July 11 sentencing for the New York hush money case, where he was found guilty on 34 felony counts last week.  Joe Camporeale / USA TODAY Sports

Expressing frustration that his sentencing is scheduled just four days before the Republican National Convention, where he is expected to be nominated as the GOP's 2024 presidential candidate, Trump lashed out at those involved in his trial.  Steven Hirsch / Pool via USA TODAY NETWORK

"It is unfair that they will make a decision which will determine the future of our Nation," Trump wrote, referring to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and Judge Juan Merchan.  Seth Wenig / Pool via USA TODAY NETWORK

Trump stated: "The United States Supreme Court MUST DECIDE!"  Steven Hirsch / Pool via USA TODAY NETWORK

Last Thursday, Trump made history as the first former U.S. president to be convicted of a felony after a jury found him guilty on all counts of falsifying business records to conceal hush money payments during his 2016 campaign.  Steven Hirsch / Pool via USA TODAY NETWORK

While the charges carry potential jail time, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) declined to indicate whether prosecutors would seek incarceration.  Olivia Falcigno / USA TODAY

Trump has vowed to appeal the guilty verdict to a higher New York court. However, his legal team may also look to the Supreme Court, which is currently weighing a separate case that could grant the former president sweeping immunity from prosecution over his actions after the 2020 election aimed at overturning his loss.   Curtis Means / Pool via USA TODAY NETWORK