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Manhattan judge refuses to recuse himself from Trump case despite donation to Biden

Posted on AllSides August 15th, 2023
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The Manhattan judge handling the hush money payments case against former President Trump has refused to recuse himself from the case following a request from Trump's legal team. Judge Juan Merchan affirmed his ability to be "fair and impartial" in an opinion rejecting arguments from Trump's legal team stating that he should recuse himself. Trump's lawyers had pointed to small donations Merchan made to Democratic causes for the 2020 election. The case against Trump relates to alleged hush money he paid to pornography actress Stormy Daniels ahead of his 2016...

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