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Federal judge slams Trump’s attacks on judiciary

A federal judge criticized Trump’s repeated attacks on judges and legal decisions he dislikes, saying Trump has helped to undermine the principle of judicial independence and the public’s faith in the rule of law.

Senior Judge Paul Friedman of the U.S. District Court in D.C., a Clinton appointee, said the number of personal attacks against judges is on the rise in no small part because of Trump’s blistering criticism of unfavorable judicial outcomes.

”The current president of the United States is feeding right into this destructive narrative,” Friedman said in remarks delivered at the federal trial courthouse in Washington as part of an annual lecture series. “We are in uncharted territory.”

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