‘Unacceptable’: Trump Team Files Motion To Replace Judge In Hush Money Trial

Article originally appeared on dailycaller.com.

Former President Donald Trump has filed a motion to recuse Acting Justice Juan Merchan of the New York Supreme Court Trial Division from presiding over his criminal trial in New York, according to a filing submitted to the court on Friday.

Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has been indicted on 34 state felony counts for allegedly falsifying business records in New York to conceal an alleged “hush money” payment about a reported extramarital affair. Trump has repeatedly criticized Merchan for his presiding over the case, with his filing on Friday seeking recusal based on the alleged political activities of Merchan’s daughter. (RELATED: Judge Blocks Trump Attempt To Subpoena NBC In Hush Money Trial Over Stormy Daniels Movie)

“Your Honor’s daughter, Loren Merchan, has a direct financial interest in these proceedings by virtue of her ownership stake and leadership role at Authentic Campaigns, Inc. Based on public …

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