Rep. Stefanik Files Misconduct Complaint Against Judge In Trump’s NYC Trial

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) has filed a misconduct complaint with the New York State Unified Court System, questioning the “random” assignment of Judge Juan Merchan to oversee former President Donald Trump’s criminal trial in Manhattan. Stefanik alleges that Merchan, a Democrat donor, has been repeatedly assigned to cases involving Trump and his allies.

In her complaint, Stefanik highlights the improbability of Merchan being randomly assigned to three high-profile cases: the current criminal case against Trump, the previous trial against the Trump Organization and the upcoming trial of Steve Bannon, a former Trump advisor.

“If justices were indeed being randomly assigned in the Criminal Term, the probability of two specific criminal cases being assigned to the same justice is quite low, and the probability of three specific criminal cases being assigned to the same justice is infinitesimally small,” Stefanik argued.

The congresswoman expressed worries about Merchans contributions to President Bidens 2020 campaign and left leaning groups such, as the “Stop Republicans” organization. She also pointed out that Merchans daughter, Loren leads a consultancy that could benefit significantly if Donald Trump faces conviction.