Judge holds hearing in Trump hush money case as fraud judgment due: Live updates

Former President Trump is expected to be back in a New York courtroom on Monday as his lawyers battle with the state over new documents turned over in Trump’s hush money case.

Monday was supposed to be the day the hush money trial began but a surprise development has delayed the trial until at least mid-April. Judge Juan Merchan will instead hold a hearing to sort out the blame game over the new documents and mull Trump’s contention that an additional delay is warranted.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) charged Trump in the case with 34 counts of falsifying business records over reimbursements to his then-fixer, Michael Cohen, who paid porn actress Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 election to stay quiet about an alleged affair with Trump. 

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Also Monday, Trump faces a major deadline to pay a $454 million judgment in a separate case out of New York, in which he was found liable for fraud, or else face possible seizure of some of his most famous properties.

The hearing in Merchan's courtroom is scheduled to kick off at 10 a.m. EDT. Follow below for live updates.

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