Trump wants Clinton-appointed judge tossed from Clinton case

Donald Trump was photographed speaking at a rally on Oct. 1, 2022, in Michigan. Hillary Clinton was seen Sept. 19, 2022, at an event in New York City. (Photo of Trump by Emily Elconin/Getty Images; photo of Clinton by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Former president Donald Trump filed a motion to disqualify the federal judge overseeing his freewheeling lawsuit against former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The filing takes aim at U.S. District Judge Donald Marsh Middlebrooks. This is the second time the ex-president has tried to have the judge – who was appointed to the Southern District of Florida court by then-president Bill Clinton in early 1997 – removed from the case.

Middlebrooks rejected that earlier effort in April 2022. Trump’s attorneys say their 10-page August filing is based on entirely different grounds.

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