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Turley: Judge Merchan “Crossed the Line” by Suggesting Witness for Bragg’s Team

So Jonathan Turley from George Washington University Law called out the judge in President Trump’s trial.

Turley said that the judge totally ‘crossed the line.’

Is Judge Merchan siding with Alvin Bragg’s team?

Are they tag teaming against Trump?

Apparently, this New York judge had the nerve to suggest that Allen Weisselberg should testify.


The Manhattan prosecutors wanted to bring up Weisselberg’s severance package as evidence.

Classic legal drama, am I right? More like all-out attack against Trump.

MSN reports:

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley said Friday that the judge in former President Donald Trump’s trial crossed “the line” with a suggestion to prosecutors.

New York Judge Juan Merchan suggested that Former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg testify after prosecutors from the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg sought to introduce Weisselberg’s severance package into evidence, according to Politico. Turley called the suggestion “very unusual” when asked about the development by Fox News host Martha MacCallum.

“It reminds me of a judge when I started out as a lawyer who was notorious because he would say, ‘Is the defense ready to present its case,’ and turn to the prosecutors and say ‘Are we ready to present our case?’ This is a little bit crossing the line. You’re not supposed to be making this a mutual effort,” Turley said.

Weisselberg was sentenced to five months in jail for perjury in April over testimony in Trump’s civil fraud trial.

Trump faces 34 felony charges of falsifying business records in an indictment secured by Bragg in March 2023 in a case centered around a $130,000 payout to porn star Stormy Daniels as part of a confidentiality agreement.

Turley earlier voiced criticism of Merchan over his handling of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen. The judge told prosecutors to inform Cohen not to make public comments about the former president and the case on Friday.

This wasn’t the first time Turley called out Judge Merchan.


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