Trump attorneys revive push for New York judge to recuse himself in hush money case

Attorneys for former President Donald Trump revealed this week that they asked the judge overseeing Trump’s hush money case in New York for permission to file a second request that the judge recuse himself from the case.

The attorneys said, according to a letter filed Monday, that Judge Juan Merchan’s daughter presented “an interest in this case that warrants recusal.”

“There is an unacceptable risk that the Court’s family relationships will influence judicial conduct … and the Court’s impartiality ‘might reasonably be questioned,’” they wrote.

The attorneys said their recusal request, if the judge were to allow them to submit it, would center around Loren Merchan, who, they noted, is an executive of Authentic Campaigns, a top Democratic marketing firm.

(Loren Merchan/Facebook)

Trump first raised issue with Loren Merchan last summer when he filed his initial request that Juan Merchan recuse
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