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Judge Merchan Raises Concern About Social Media Post That Could NULLIFY Trump’s Conviction


This is big news and has the potential to upturn the whole Trump NY criminal case…

Judge Juan Merchan has just sent letters to alert both parties involved in the case about a post on Facebook made one day before President Trump was convicted.

The post, made by a user named Michael Anderson who claimed to be the cousin of a juror, was posted on the New York State Unified Court System’s Facebook page.

It allegedly said “My cousin is a juror and says Trump is getting convicted … Thank you folks for all your hard work!!!”

It’s unclear at this time whether or not the post was real, or just somebody trolling.

But, if true, New York law would require the verdict to be NULLIFIED and a new trial to take place.

Check out the breaking news:

Here is an alleged screen shot of the incriminating Facebook post:

NBC News has more:

The New York judge overseeing Donald Trump’s hush money trial has asked attorneys in the case about a social media post purporting to preview the former president’s guilty verdict.

“Today, the Court became aware of a comment that was posted on the Unified Court System’s public Facebook page and which I now bring to your attention,” Judge Juan Merchan wrote in a letter dated Friday.

“My cousin is a juror and said Trump is getting convicted,” the post stated, according to Merchan’s letter. “Thank you folks for all your hard work!!!!”

Merchan said that the comment, which was attributed to a user identified as Michael Anderson, was “now labeled as one week old,” and was posted in response to a routine notice from the court posted on May 29 about oral arguments unrelated to proceedings in Trump’s case.

NBC News has not verified the claims made in the comment or the identity of the user who published the post, which has since been deleted.

A Trump campaign official said “we’re investigating” when asked about Merchan’s letter.

The Washington Examiner added:

One week after former President Donald Trump was convicted of 34 felony counts by a 12-member jury, the judge raised concern about a social media post shared to the court’s page around the time the jury’s verdict came down by a person claiming to be the “cousin” of a juror.

“Today, the Court became aware of a comment that was posted on the Unified Court System’s public Facebook page and which I now bring to your attention,” Judge Juan Merchan shared in a letter to Trump’s attorneys and prosecutors with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office.

“In the comment, the user, ‘Michael Anderson,’ states: ‘My cousin is a juror and says Trump is getting convicted … Thank you folks for all your hard work!!! ….’” Merchan wrote in the letter.

Merchan said the comment was left in response to a May 29 posting on the court system’s Facebook page. It’s labeled by the social media platform as “one week old,” according to Merchan, meaning it’s not clear when the comment was posted. He said the comment was “regarding oral arguments in the Fourth Department of the Appellate Division unrelated to this proceeding.”



 

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