Trump's Hush Money Sentencing Delayed Until September

Former President Donald Trump’s hush money sentencing will be delayed until September after his request to throw out his conviction.

Judge Juan Merchan set a new sentencing date of Sept. 18, according to a Tuesday court filing. Trump was initially going to be sentenced July 11.

The delay comes after Trump’s attorneys wrote a letter to Merchan asking that his conviction be thrown out. That last-ditch effort to wriggle out of accountability comes after the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision Monday that Trump has full immunity for “official acts” he took as president.

Trump was found guilty of 34 felony counts in May over a scheme to falsify business records. Trump made hush money payments to porn actor Stormy Daniels in the days before the 2016 presidential election, making it unlikely that the Supreme Court decision would apply.

New York prosecutors agreed Tuesday to let Merchan hear Trump’s new argument but specified that they “believe defendant’s arguments to be without merit.”