Judge Uncovers Suggestive Facebook Post about Trump’s NY Trial Verdict

 June 9, 2024

Former President Donald Trump faced a unanimous guilty verdict on multiple counts during a New York criminal trial.

According to Fox News, the discovery of a Facebook post indicating premature discussions about the trial’s outcome has sparked concerns over the verdict’s integrity.

In a legal saga that captured widespread attention, Donald Trump was recently found guilty in a New York court on 34 counts of falsifying business records.

The six-week trial, presided over by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, concluded with Trump pled losing innocence. However, a concerning development arose just as the trial wrapped up.

Facebook Remark Raises Eyebrows

In the wake of the guilty verdict, Judge Juan Merchan, the presiding judge, addressed a disquieting issue with both Trump's defense team and Manhattan prosecutors. The concern was triggered by a comment on the public Facebook page of the Unified Court System. The comment hinted that a juror might have decided on the trial’s conclusion. Here is the disturbingly suggestive post from “Michael Anderson”, a self-described "Transabled & professional sh-- poster":

Judge Juan Merchan’s letter elucidated, "Today, the Court became aware of a comment that was posted on the Unified Court System's public Facebook page and which I now bring to your attention. In the comment, the user, ‘Michael Anderson,’ states: ‘My cousin is a juror and says Trump is getting convicted! Thank long the user ‘Michael Anderson’ has very little public information available, which further complicates the matter."

In response to the guilty verdict, Donald Trump staunchly criticized the New York judicial system, labeling the outcome as a 'scar.' He vowed to persist in contesting what he views as an injustice. Additionally, Trump’s legal team requested Judge Merchan to remove a gag order previously imposed, particularly to allow Trump to speak freely before an imminent presidential debate.

Legal and Media Responses

As part of the judicial process, state OCA spokesperson Al Baker confirmed that relevant parties were promptly informed once the anomalous online content came to light.

Meanwhile, Fox News and a Trump campaign official are actively delving into the veracity and implications of the Facebook comment. The potential influence of social media on judicial processes has prompted intense scrutiny from the public and legal experts alike. The possible breach of juror confidentiality challenges the fairness of the justice process, particularly in high-stakes cases like that of former President Trump.

Judge Juan Merchan’s decision to notify involved parties highlights the delicate balance between public information and the integrity of judicial proceedings. The outcomes of these investigations into the alleged premature juror discussion remain to be seen.


As the aftermath unfolds, the integrity of the New York legal system and trust in its judicial processes hang in the balance. Regardless of the findings from ongoing inquiries, the controversy has certainly triggered a broader debate about the influence of social media on court cases and the importance of ensuring juror impartiality.

The New York trial and its subsequent developments continue to command attention and provoke debates concerning the functioning of justice.

The interplay between social media and judicial integrity underlines a crucial aspect of modern legal landscapes, marking a moment of significant reflection and possibly, reform.

About Victor Winston

Victor is a freelance writer and researcher who focuses on national politics, geopolitics, and economics.

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