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The Trump trial suffers a nervous breakdown

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Posted By: Moritz55, 5/22/2024 12:03:46 AM

The trial of former President Donald Trump is now in its sixth week in Manhattan. Even though it doesn’t meet every day, the court sessions are intense and can wear on all the participants. It is particularly unfortunate when they wear on the judge who is in control of all the proceedings. That is what appears to have happened late Monday, at the end of a very odd day, when Judge Juan Merchan abruptly ordered the courtroom cleared — of everyone, including press, even though the trial is public — when Merchan apparently lost his temper over a witness called by the Trump defense. The witness was Robert Costello

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 5/22/2024 12:37:39 AM (No. 1722504)
Sounds like whatever shreds of credibility Cohen might have had were erased by Costello's testimony. And the judge has proven that he is nutso, out of control and irrational in the extreme.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: danu 5/22/2024 3:19:19 AM (No. 1722516)
fta--'',,, Merchan apparently lost his temper over a witness called by the Trump defense. The witness was Robert Costello, a well-known lawyer in New York. Costello had once been the lawyer for Michael Cohen, who was once Trump’s lawyer and who, according to testimony in the trial, has spent the last several years lying about Trump, stealing money from him, evading taxes, and defrauding banks, among other activities. Manhattan prosecutors have based key parts of their case against Trump on Cohen’s word.'' poor judge corrupto, he has to practically sit on the scale to move it for the prosecution, and along comes mr. costello ... w/ a long list of encouraging 'trigger' aid the defence, the judge's sky became cloudy all day. that made him cross. he screamed mean and naughty things at mr costello. closed......
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Reply 3 - Posted by: mifla 5/22/2024 4:24:54 AM (No. 1722523)
Either this judge is being bribed, or being threatened, or is simply incompetent. Not sure which. Appeals court will not be kind to him. Now will the history books. I predict a quick retirement is in his future.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Strike3 5/22/2024 6:15:37 AM (No. 1722567)
I'll go with incompetent. This man is in way over his head, was forced to twist the law into a shameful side show and does not understand the meaning of "fair and impartial." I commend Donald Trump for being forced to endure this nonsense trial and being able to hold his temper most of the time.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: rytwng 5/22/2024 6:49:08 AM (No. 1722577)
He looks like a closet gay.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lazyman 5/22/2024 7:01:06 AM (No. 1722583)
I'm sure those thousands of new IRS Agents are interested in checking if Cohen paid taxes on that windfall money he stole from Trump.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: udanja99 5/22/2024 9:03:16 AM (No. 1722671)
Sorry, #4. He’s not incompetent. He’s highly partisan, a Biden donor, a Trump hater and is evil.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: dwa 5/22/2024 9:26:12 AM (No. 1722692)
The only thing this corrupt "judge" has gotten right this entire trial is that Costello was rightfully contemptuous of Merchan's bias and corruptness.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: rochow 5/22/2024 10:55:53 PM (No. 1723111)
This uneducated thin skinned corrupt creep needs to be tossed out of the legal system. He needs to be reminded this is not the dirt country he comes from, Columbia.
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