Trump Unleashes Lawsuit Against Judge Overseeing Hush Money Trial

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In a surprising move, former President Trump filed a lawsuit against the New York judge presiding over his hush money case.

This last-minute attempt aims to postpone the trial, which is set to commence in the upcoming week.

A recent court ruling has imposed a gag order on former President Trump, preventing him from launching personal attacks on witnesses, prosecutors, court staff, and even the judge’s family.

However, this order does not seem to deter him from directing insults towards Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) or the judge in question.

According to various reports, the documents have been kept confidential, but it is believed that they are related to the gag order.

In his original order curbing the former president’s speech, Merchan pointed out Trump’s extensive history of targeting individuals involved in his legal matters.

In a surprising turn of events, he initially opted not to silence Trump, opting instead to reprimand him.

However, he ultimately acquiesced to the request from Bragg’s office and decided to take action last month.

After some time had passed, the judge decided to broaden his order to encompass not only attacks against him, but also against his family and Bragg’s family.

This decision came about as a result of a series of posts made by Trump, in which he targeted the judge’s daughter, who happens to work at a progressive political consulting firm.

Loren, the daughter of Merchan, holds an executive position at Authentic, a digital agency known for its impressive client roster that includes notable Democrats like President Biden, Vice President Harris, and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y).

Loren Merchan is also at the center of the former president’s attempts to have the judge removed from the case – a move he has made on two occasions.

In a recent development, President Trump made a request to the judge to recuse himself. Trump cited his daughter’s “direct financial interest” in the case, due to the firm’s involvement with his opponents in the 2024 presidential election.

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