Trump Suggests Manhattan DA Case Be Moved to Staten Island

Former President Trump on Tuesday suggested his criminal case over a payment made during the 2016 election cycle be moved from Manhattan to Staten Island.
“Very unfair venue, with some areas that voted 1 percent Republican. This case should be moved to nearby Staten Island … would be a very fair and secure location for the trial,” Trump wrote in all-caps on Truth Social ahead of his slated arraignment.
The former president also criticized the judge in the case, Juan Merchan, who had presided over a criminal case involving former Trump Organization official Allen Weisselberg, who received a five-month prison term. Merchan, he wrote, is a “highly partisan judge” and that “his family are well-known Trump haters.”…

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