Trump Launches Online Tirade Against Judge Merchan Over Stormy Daniels Trial, Calls Him ‘Distinguished Looking’ Amid Legal Spat

Former President Donald Trump has once again directed his ire at Judge Juan Merchan, who is presiding over the Stormy Daniels trial, just a day after Merchan set an April trial date despite objections from Trump’s legal team.

Trump’s Online Attacks

In a series of online posts, Trump criticized Judge Merchan, referring to him as a “distinguished looking man” while simultaneously accusing him of harboring a bias against him, labeling Merchan as a “Trump Hater.”

Trump also pointed out the political affiliations of Merchan’s daughter, highlighting her role in a liberal Democratic firm.

Targeting Weisselberg Case Oversight

Trump further targeted Judge Merchan for his involvement in overseeing the case of Allen Weisselberg, a former Trump Organization executive who recently pleaded guilty to charges of lying under oath.

Trump expressed dissatisfaction with Merchan’s handling of Weisselberg’s case, portraying Weisselberg as a victim of unfair treatment by the legal system.

Allegations Against Judge Merchan

Trump criticized Judge Merchan’s handling of legal proceedings, alleging that the judge had treated Weisselberg harshly and had threatened him with a lengthy jail sentence if he did not cooperate.

Trump portrayed Weisselberg as elderly and in poor health, implying that he was being unfairly targeted by prosecutors.

Stormy Daniels Trial Developments

Trump’s criticism of Judge Merchan comes amidst ongoing legal proceedings related to the Stormy Daniels case, where Trump faces charges of falsifying business records.

Despite Trump’s efforts to dismiss or delay the trial, Judge Merchan upheld the April trial date, citing the extensive evidence provided by prosecutors.

Merchan’s Response and Legal Proceedings

Judge Merchan has previously addressed Trump’s attempts to have him recuse from the case, dismissing claims of bias or conflict of interest related to his daughter’s political affiliations.

Merchan’s rulings have underscored the importance of impartiality and adherence to legal standards in high-profile cases like the Stormy Daniels trial.

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