He Won't Be Smiling: How Federal Judges Could Be Donald Trump's Worst Nightmare

Amy Steigerwalt

Editor’s note: President Donald Trump has mounted attacks on the Justice Department and its various branches, on prosecutions he’s interested in and the judges presiding over those cases. He’s complained that his political adversaries – Hillary Clinton and James Comey – should have been prosecuted and that his friends and associates, like Roger Stone and Paul Manafort, shouldn’t have been.

The president’s complaints extended to a recent harangue against a juror in the Stone case, prompting a courtroom rebuke by federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson who said, “Any attempt to invade the privacy of the jurors or to harass or intimidate them is completely antithetical to our entire system of justice.”

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