Former President Trump is on the warpath to the White House. But his future was just thrown up in the air.
And a judge handed Trump a devastating loss with massive consequences.
The worst four years in the history of this country were 2016 to 2020, if you listen to Democrats.
To them, reducing regulations, lowering taxes, and unleashing American economic potential was “fascism.”
Meanwhile, they do everything they can to silence dissenters and push their ideology on everyone…sound familiar?
They’ve gone so far off the rails that they are willing to do anything and everything to prevent another four years of Donald Trump or any other America First conservative.
That’s why they’re pulling out all of the stops.
And that includes charging Trump with unfounded criminal allegations that will be overseen by a Democrat-donating judge.
Following a request from Trump’s legal team, the Manhattan judge handling the hush-money payments lawsuit against former President Trump has refused to remove himself from the case.
In an opinion, Judge Juan Merchan reiterated his capacity to be “fair and impartial” while rejecting suggestions from Trump’s legal team that he should disqualify himself.
Trump’s lawyers cited Merchan’s tiny donations to Democratic causes in the run-up to the 2020 election.
The case against Trump revolves around alleged hush money payments he made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels prior to his 2016 presidential campaign.
During the 2020 election cycle, Merchan gave $15 to then-candidate Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, $10 to the Progressive Turnout Project, and $10 to Stop Republicans.
Trump’s lawyers contended that Merchan is biased, citing his daughter’s position as president of a digital firm that has worked on President Biden’s campaign.
Merchan dismissed the arguments and cited findings from the New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics, which he contacted before Trump’s recusal request.
“We see nothing in the inquiry to suggest that the outcome of the case could have any effect on the judge’s relative, the relative’s business, or any of their interests,” the advisory committee wrote.
Merchan claimed that Trump’s staff had failed to present a substantial argument in response to the claims of personal prejudice.
“Defendant has failed to demonstrate that there exists concrete, or even realistic reasons for recusal to be appropriate, much less required on these grounds,” Merchan wrote.
“The speculative and hypothetical scenarios offered by Defendant fall well short of the legal standard.”
The trial is set to start in March 2024. It is one of four charges against the former president.
Stay tuned to The Federalist Wire.