Another Judge Controversy Erupts, and It’s Not What You Think

Judge Overseeing Trump’s Case Criticized for Donating to Biden’s Campaign

Former Southern California U.S. Attorney Carol Lam has criticized the judge overseeing former President Donald Trump’s case for donating to President Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign.

While the donations were both less than $20, Lam admitted these donations could negatively affect the American public’s perception of Trump’s trial.

“It is troubling optics, I think, for any judge to have made a political contribution, and then to have a party who is either the beneficiary or not the beneficiary of that political contribution before that judge in court,” Lam said.

“It is probably not the best course of action for a judge to have made political contributions while a sitting judge, with the possibility that such cases can arise before him.”