Report: Trump To Sue ‘Hush Money’ Judge Juan Merchan

The New York Times reported on Monday that former President Donald Trump plans to sue the controversial judge presiding over his upcoming “hush money” trial. Court proceedings are set to begin next week in New York.

The outlet reported two anonymous sources confirmed a delay is sought in the trial due to Judge Juan Merchan’s gag order.

Controversy recently exploded with the revelation that the judge’s immediate family has deep ties to Democratic politics. His daughter, Loren Merchan, is the president and COO of Authentic Campaigns, a firm that works exclusively with Democrats.

The firm creates digital campaigns for left-wing candidates and has moved to erase its connections with Merchan. But the powerful links are clear, and Trump apparently plans to take legal action against the obvious bias present in the case.

The judge’s gag order barred Trump’s team from publicly commenting on court personnel, witnesses involved in the case along with prosecutors.

It also directly addressed family members in a clear reference to his daughter’s work with national Democrats. In a normal legal setting, Trump’s grounds for action would clearly be justified.

But these are far from normal times. The left weaponized both civil and criminal proceedings to attempt to block the path toward a second Trump administration.

There is nothing that is out of bounds in their pursuit of the 45th president’s utter destruction.

If the trial begins Monday as scheduled, it will mark the first criminal trial of a former U.S. president. But despite the clear evidence of his family’s financial involvement in Democratic politics, Merchan has a strong defender in radical leftist Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg.

In a Wednesday filing, Bragg rejected the Trump team’s assertion that Merchan is biased and will not afford the former president a fair trial. His office wrote, “This daisy chain of innuendos is a far cry from evidence. There is simply nothing new here.”

Is it innuendo that Loren Merchan heads a leading Democratic campaign firm? Bragg’s office merely used wordplay to appeal to its liberal anti-Trump base, and even the most glaring evidence of bias is being ignored.