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Justice Juan Merchan began by disposing of Donald Trump’s latest motion to recuse him from the case, saying the former president’s claims of bias or impartiality relied on “innuendo and unsupported speculation.”

“To say these claims are attenuated is an understatement,” Merchan said.

Trump had argued that Merchan’s comments to the press about the justice system generally, his opinion that politicians using Twitter is “unprofessional,” a Tweet critical of Trump that was falsely attributed to his daughter, and his daughter’s work for a consulting firm that has Democratic clients rendered the judge incapable of being fair.

This was Trump’s second failed bid to recuse Merchan.

  • @RampantParanoia2365
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    43 months ago

    I would pay to sit on this jury. Of course, I’m not so sure about the impartiality part.