Judge Impedes Trump Plans To Attend Son’s Graduation

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    It is unlikely that Donald Trump will be able to attend a milestone event in his youngest child’s life.

    Indeed, according to the 45th president, it is all but guaranteed that he will not attend his son Barron’s high school graduation next month.

    Obviously, the president’s absence won’t be out of neglect or emotional abuse but a consequence of the limitations imposed by Judge Juan Merchan in his hush money trial.

    In a recent social media post, Trump’s frustration was palpable.

    “Who will explain for me, to my wonderful son, Barron, who is a GREAT Student at a fantastic School, that his Dad will likely not be allowed to attend his Graduation Ceremony, something that we have been talking about for years, because a seriously Conflicted and Corrupt New York State Judge wants me in Criminal Court on a bogus ‘Biden Case’ which, according to virtually all Legal Scholars and Pundits, has no merit, and should NEVER have been brought,” Trump fumed on Truth Social.

    The post continued, claiming: “This Fake Case is solely meant to attack Crooked Joe Biden‘s Political Opponent, ME, who is seriously leading him in the Polls, for purposes of Election Interference. The Judge, Juan Merchan, is preventing me from proudly attending my son’s Graduation. Seems very unfair, doesn’t it? But this whole event is unfair. Every one of the many Fake Cases that are perpetuated by the White House in order to help the Worst President in History, by far, get Re-Elected, are UNJUST SCAMS. We won’t let that happen, but we will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

    Trump further criticized Merchan for denying his request to attend the presidential immunity hearing before the Supreme Court on April 25.

    As Breitbart reports:

    The hush money case involves whether Trump committed a felony when marking payments to his then-lawyer Michael Cohen legal expenses when New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg argues they should have been marked as campaign-related expenses because the payments included “hush money” payments meant to keep adult actor Stormy Daniels quiet before the 2016 election. Legal experts have pointed out that Bragg’s argument is a novel one that faces skepticism.

    Bragg has brought state charges under Section 175 for falsifying business records, based on the claim that Trump concealed the payments as “legal expenses.” A Section 175 charge would normally be a misdemeanor, but Bragg is trying to convert it into a felony by showing that the “intent to defraud includes an intent to commit another crime or to aid or conceal the commission thereof.” The crime would be federal election violations, which the Justice Department previously declined to charge. However, much will depend on whether Bragg can make that case to jurors in Manhattan, which is overwhelmingly Democrat.

    Barron is set to graduate from Oxbridge Academy, a private school located in Palm Beach, Florida, on May 17.

    His plans for college have not been disclosed.

    This article originally appeared on Official Trump Tracker

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