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Trump Lays Into Hush Money Judge Ahead of Closing Arguments

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Former President Donald Trump had more harsh words for Judge Juan Merchan, who is presiding over his hush money trial, ahead of closing arguments in the case, which are expected to begin on Tuesday.

“The reason the Radical, highly Conflicted Judge Juan Merchan had to come up with three FAKE options for the jury to choose from, without requiring them to be unanimous, which is completely UNAMERICAN AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL, is because the Corrupt, Soros backed D.A., Alvin Bragg, couldn’t come close to proving that any crime was committed. THERE WAS NO CRIME,” he noted on his Truth Social platform.

“Legal Expense paid to a lawyer was marked, by a bookkeeper using a dropdown menu in a computer program, as Legal Expense paid to a lawyer. WHAT ELSE COULD YOU CALL IT? There is NO CASE, just a Democrat Persecutor controlled by Crooked Joe Biden’s White House, a Democrat Judge, and a biased venue. This is nothing but an Election Interfering Witch Hunt, and the American People know it! MAGA2024,” he continued.

In another post, he wrote:

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Could somebody please ask Judge Merchan, whatever happened to MARK POMERANTZ, the man Alvin Bragg was furious at for the things he did on this contrived and unconstitutional case, and why wasn’t he allowed to testify? Also, why did Judge Merchan not allow Brad Smith, the leading Election Law Expert in the Country, to testify. He would have ended the case quickly by explaining the Law and stating that President Trump did nothing wrong. Likewise Bob Costello, and all of his direct and irrefutable knowledge, why was he so horribly treated and completely shut down by the Conflicted Judge, and why were his Emails and Text Messages not allowed to be shown…And then, of course, there’s the BIGGEST EVENT OF THEM ALL, but I’m not allowed to talk about it because I’m under an illegal and unconstitutional GAG ORDER. This is the Biden White House at work. ELECTION INTERFERENCE!

Trump also took issue with the instructions Merchan gave to the jury, writing about “three FAKE options for the jury to choose from, without requiring them to be unanimous, which is completely UNAMERICAN AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL.”

The former president also ripped the court for not sequestering the jury during a seven-day break that ended Tuesday: “Can anyone believe that Soros backed D.A., Alvin Bragg, was able to get a DELAY of 7 days to his Corrupt and Unconstitutional Case against me, with no sequester? Legal Expense = Legal Expense! The only thing Bragg has going for him is the Corrupt and highly Conflicted Judge – Which is a lot!!!”

Attorney Alina Habba, who serves as former President Donald Trump’s legal spokesperson, also blasted the jury’s lack of sequestration during a Fox News appearance over the weekend. Jurors “should have been sequestered” over the Memorial Day weekend, Habba said during an appearance on an appearance on “Sunday Morning Futures” on Fox News, where she also warned that members of the jury could be improperly influenced by people with “Trump Derangement Syndrome” during the holiday period.

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“They should have been sequestered because, in my opinion, these jurors are handling something that is completely unprecedented and unwarranted in America,” Habba said.

“And for them to be able to be out and about on a holiday weekend with friends and families who have opinions, who are watching the news, TVs on in the background at the pool party, I have serious concerns,” she continued. “If they’re left-winging and they’re watching MSDNC, as my client calls it, or CNN, they’re not going to get fair news.”

“They’re going to hear — but, by the way, they have been saying that this case is a hoax, which is shocking. But they know that the jurors are out there listening. And I have concerns about that. Time is — can be on your side sometimes. You’re right there,” she went on.

“But, in this instance, I have worries about them going back to whatever friends might have Trump Derangement Syndrome, forgetting all sense of reality, and coming back and sitting in that box and saying, ‘You know what, I have got to take one for the DNC (Democratic National Committee),’” Habba said. “I don’t want that. I want the law to be fact because if we can get that, we will win; we will not just get a hung jury; we will get an acquittal. So let’s see,” she concluded.

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