Donald Trump does NOT get his way with judges….
Being stupid and dissing thwem in public probably hasn’t helped him…..
Except for Federal Judge Aileen Cannon down in Florida?
Almost every other judge has slammed the door on Trump’s efforts to change things….
The Manhattan DA is also holding on to the case after Trump tried to get it switched to Federal Court….
The New York judge presiding over the criminal case against Donald J. Trump in Manhattan has declined to remove himself from the proceedings, a loss for the former president as he anticipates a potential fourth indictment this week.
Mr. Trump was charged with 34 felonies in March in a case brought by the Manhattan district attorney’s office. The district attorney, Alvin L. Bragg, accused Mr. Trump of falsifying records to cover up a hush-money payment to a porn star that was made during the 2016 presidential campaign.
In late May, Mr. Trump’s lawyers asked the judge, Juan M. Merchan, to recuse himself from the case. They argued that he should do so for three reasons.
They noted that, during the 2020 presidential campaign, Justice Merchan had donated $15 to Mr. Trump’s opponent, Joseph R. Biden Jr., raising the potential appearance of bias…..
The judge tersely rejected all of those arguments in a decision dated Aug. 11 and released on Monday. The outcome, though widely anticipated, marked more bad news for Mr. Trump, soon after he was indicted by federal prosecutors who accused him of working to overturn the legitimate results of the 2020 election. It also came at the beginning of a week during which he was expected to be indicted yet again, this time by a state prosecutor in Georgia, on charges stemming from his efforts to disrupt the election results there…..