Trump Demands Recusal of Judge In DA Bragg’s Case Against Him

  • Former President Donald Trump on Friday demanded the judge handling Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case against him recuse himself from the matter, asserting that he is not an impartial figure.
  • Trump’s attorneys submitted a filing to the court pointing to Judge Juan Merchan’s past role in a previous case in which he encouraged former Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg to cooperate against the former president, before noting the political and financial interest of the judge’s daughter in the case’s outcome.
  • Merchan’s daughter works for Authentic Strategies, a left-wing advertising group that Trump’s attorneys say stands to make money on the case.