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Former judge breaks down Juan Merchan's latest Trump trial actions

Posted on AllSides May 15th, 2024
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The judge overseeing Donald Trump's hush money trial has been praised for his actions while reining in the potentially explosive cross-examination of Michael Cohen. Jill Konviser, a former New York State Supreme Court Justice, told CNN that Judge Juan Merchan made the right move by stepping in and preventing Trump's legal team from asking "irrelevant" questions during Tuesday's falsifying business records proceedings. Cohen, the prosecution's star witness, took the stand in the New York courtroom for the second time on Tuesday, including a cross-examination from Trump's legal team. Trump's lawyers...

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