Trump’s Dangerous Attacks on Judge’s Daughter Threaten Integrity of Criminal Trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has intensified his attacks against the daughter of the judge presiding over his hush-money criminal trial in New York. Trump has repeatedly cited her Democratic ties in an attempt to have the judge removed from the case. In response, Judge Juan Merchan has broadened an existing gag order, citing Trump’s “dangerous rhetoric” that threatens the integrity of the upcoming trial set to begin on April 15. Trump had pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts in relation to allegations of falsifying business records to cover up hush-money payments … Read more

Judge Expands Gag Order in Trump’s Hush-Money Trial, Protects Families from Rancorous Attacks

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge presiding over former President Donald Trump’s hush-money criminal trial has taken stricter action against him after he made false claims about the judge’s daughter on social media. Manhattan Judge Juan M. Merchan expanded the existing gag order, which had prohibited public statements about witnesses and jurors, to include Trump’s family as well. The judge stated that such attacks on family members serve no legitimate purpose and only inject fear into participants in the trial. Violating the expanded gag order could result in Trump being held in contempt of court, … Read more

Republican-Appointed Judge Denounces Trump’s Attacks on Judge Presiding Over Hush Money Trial, Warns of Threats to Rule of Law

Washington, D.C. – A federal judge appointed by a Republican president condemned Donald Trump’s social media attacks against the judge presiding over the former president’s hush money trial in Manhattan. The judge, Reggie B. Walton, called these attacks on the rule of law “troubling” and warned that they could incite violence and threaten democracy. In a live interview with CNN, Judge Walton emphasized the importance of protecting judges and their families from threats. The judge’s public statement came after Trump criticized New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan and his daughter, Loren Merchan, falsely attributing … Read more

Trump’s Attacks Extend to Judge’s Daughter in Ongoing Criminal Trial

New York, NY – Former President Trump’s ongoing legal battles have not only focused on his own defense but also on targeting the families of those overseeing his cases. The latest target of Trump’s ire is the daughter of Judge Juan Merchan, who is presiding over the ex-president’s criminal trial related to hush money payments. Loren Merchan, who previously worked for a progressive political consulting firm, became the subject of Trump’s attacks when her profile on a social media platform appeared to depict an imprisoned Trump. Trump took to his own social media platform, Truth … Read more