NOW: GOP Targets Trump Judge

( – In the face of the unashamed Democratic-led witch hunts, Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York lodged a formal complaint questioning the impartiality of the judge managing Donald Trump’s Manhattan trial over hush money.

She suggested that his assignment to this case—and others linked to Trump’s circle—seemed suspiciously deliberate.

In her filing to the inspector general of the New York State Unified Court System, Stefanik called for an investigation to verify whether Justice Juan Merchan was indeed chosen randomly, as the system requires.

Stefanik highlighted, “The potential misconduct pertains to the repeated assignment of Acting Justice Juan Merchan, a Democrat Party donor, to criminal cases related to President Donald J. Trump and his allies.”

She detailed that Merchan is currently overseeing Trump’s criminal case initiated by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

Moreover, Merchan previously managed the Trump Organization’s trial and is set to preside over the trial of Steve Bannon, a key figure from Trump’s administration.

Although approximately two dozen other justices were available, Merchan was selected for all these high-profile cases.

Stefanik elaborated on how unlikely it was for such assignments to be a coincidence, stating:

“If justices were indeed being randomly assigned in the Criminal Term, the probability of two specific criminal cases being assigned to the same justice is quite low, and the probability of three specific criminal cases being assigned to the same justice is infinitesimally small. And yet, we see Acting Justice Merchan on all three cases.”

She also pointed out that Merchan had made political donations to Democrats, though the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct had previously cleared him of any wrongdoing.

His contributions included $15 to the “Biden for President” campaign and smaller amounts to the Progressive Turnout Project and Stop Republicans, all processed through ActBlue, the Democratic Party’s fundraising platform.

The Progressive Turnout Project aims to mobilize Democratic voters, while Stop Republicans focuses on countering the Republican Party and Trump’s influence.

Stefanik concluded with strong suspicions about the fairness of the judge’s assignment, writing, “One cannot help but suspect that the ‘random selection’ at work in the assignment of Acting Justice Merchan, a Democrat Party donor, to these cases involving prominent Republicans, is in fact not random at all.”

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