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Judge Hands Win to Stormy Daniels by Quashing Trump Subpoena

A judge in New York granted porn star Stormy Daniels‘s request that a subpoena she received from former President Donald Trump’s attorneys be quashed, according to a court order filed Wednesday.

Judge Juan Merchan said the subpoena, which Trump’s defense team issued to Daniels in March to obtain documents from Daniels related to his hush money case, was “overbroad.”

“The Court of Appeals has held that a subpoena is properly quashed when the party issuing the subpoena fails ‘to demonstrate any theory of relevancy and materiality, but instead, merely desire[s] the opportunity for an unrestrained foray into confidential records in the hope that the unearthing of some unspecified information [will] enable [them] to impeach witness[es],’” Merchan noted.

Through the subpoena, Trump’s attorneys sought details related to the eponymous documentary Daniels released this year that centers on her experiences with Trump. Her claims are at the heart of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case against the former president.

Bragg, an elected Democrat, has accused Trump of falsifying records of payments to Daniels following the 2016 presidential election. Bragg alleges that Trump, through his then-attorney Michael Cohen, helped arrange payments to Daniels to silence her after she threatened to come forward days ahead of Election Day about an alleged affair she had with Trump years earlier.

The subpoena sought all documents from Daniels related to the documentary and its premiere, editorial and marketing decisions involved in the documentary’s production and release, any compensation people received in relation to it, and any documents tying the documentary to prosecutors in Bragg’s office, among other material.

An official served Daniels the subpoena at a Brooklyn nightclub on March 18, but she ignored it, and her attorneys and prosecutors later filed requests that the judge quash it.

The server said, according to an affidavit, that when Daniels arrived at the club, he informed her that he had a subpoena and read the case information to her.

However, when he attempted to hand it to her, “she did not take [the papers] in hand and [he] left them at her feet in her presence.”

“She did not acknowledge me and kept walking inside the venue, and she had no expression on her face,” the server wrote.

Daniels is expected to appear as a witness during Trump’s trial and recount how she came to receive payments and sign a nondisclosure agreement in 2016.

The trial began last week and is scheduled to continue through late May.

READ 34 COMMENTS
  • Doris Sanning says:

    Judge Merchan is corrupt and bias!

  • Dorothy says:

    So damn tired of these liberal judges and Democrats being allowed to go after our President Donald Trump just because of him winning the election again. They have no covid to claim. They should all be hung for treason. That is exactly what it is. It is a disgrace to this country and the Democrats got to go after what they have done to our country. Sell outs giving Ukraine money and leaving our borders wide open. They should all rot in hell. Can not look at them anymore. No respect is due to them at all.

  • This is definitely election interference why did they wait so long to bring these charges? There’s also nobody’s mentioned this is malicious prosecution how come this isn’t being brought up from the time he was President the Democrats have been after him and tried to impeach him and now they’re trying everything they can to keep him out of the White House this is malicious prosecution as far as I’m concerned I pray that Trump makes it through this and becomes our next president cuz we obviously don’t have one now

  • A lot of people don’t know but there is a fund in Congress and the Senate taxpayer funds is for sexual harassment and any other problems that the senate in the house might incur for their misdeeds with interns Etc to get them out of trouble and this is legal?

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