VIDEO: He’s ‘Drunk On His Own Power’

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(DCWatchdog.com) – In what can only be described as perfectly justified and righteous criticism of the judge in Donald Trump’s so-called “hush money” trial, conservative journalist Megyn Kelly and law professor Jonathan Turley have ripped Judge Juan Merchan as “drunk on his own power.”

See the video of Kelly and Turley’s comments in the tweet below!

The criticism of Merchan’s “throttle control” over the former president’s speech on Tuesday’s “The Megyn Kelly Show” came after on June 18, New York’s highest court refused to hear Trump’s appeal to the gag order in his Manhattan case.

Kelly blasted the prosecution for leaving Trump gagged “indefinitely” through the debates and potentially the entire 2024 election cycle.

“Even in the New York case, they’re arguing that Trump should remain gagged, I guess, indefinitely through dependency of his appeal. So, that would take us all the way easily through the debates and the election,” Kelly declared.

“He has to just be quiet about the jury. He can’t come out now like any normal defendant and say, ‘The jury was biased against me.’ You’re not allowed because you’re Trump,” she added.

“Yeah, I mean, think of the implications of that,” Turley said.

“You have this single judge sitting in Manhattan with a throttle control over what the leading presidential candidate can speak in the election. He’s keeping a gag order after the verdict is in, the jury is out, and we’re just awaiting sentencing. So, there is no justification for the gag order. But he’s just using it now gratuitously to silence this presidential candidate. That’s what we’ve become,” the law expert elaborated.

On May 30, a jury found Donald Trump guilty on all 34 charges of falsifying business records in a case prosecuted by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

During the proceedings, Judge Merchan identified Trump as having breached the gag order on 10 occasions.

For each infraction, the former president and current Republican candidate was fined $1,000 and faced threats of incarceration for any subsequent violations.

Turley criticized the lack of opposition from his peers regarding the enforcement of Trump’s gag order, attributing their silence to fears of reprisal.

“As a legal analyst, you can’t say anything that might be deemed as positive to Trump. So, they’re watching this abuse occur in Manhattan and they’re not saying a thing,” Turley stated.

Commentator Kelly highlighted the apparent eagerness of Democrats on networks like MSNBC and CNN, who anticipate further legal complications for Trump in appeals concerning the gag order.

“That’s what you have, a man drunk on his own power,” Kelly said, referring to Judge Merchan.

In agreement with Kelly, Turley emphasized the unnecessary nature of the gag order. He pointed out that it restricts Trump from discussing matters related to Michael Colangelo, a former high-ranking official in the Biden Justice Department.

Colangelo transitioned from a two-year tenure as acting associate attorney general to a more junior role as senior counsel in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office in 2022.

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