A member of the Trump family just abruptly quit her job and ended a lifelong career. She tried to do it quietly, but it’s all over the news and spreading nationwide right now.
After a suspicious report dropped from the The New York Times (NYT) about her finances that implicated the extended Trump family, Judge Maryanne Trump Barry retired from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.
Barry is President Trump’s oldest sister and has held the federal court position since 1999. At the age of 82, she was likely ready to retire anyway, and the dust stirred up by the mainstream media helped make the decision easier.
According to The Daily Caller’s breakdown of the NYT’s hit piece, the allegation is “that Barry co-owned a shell entity that family patriarch Frederick Christ Trump used to funnel money to his children via inflated invoices.”
A lawyer for President Trump called the report “false and highly defamatory,” and there’s plenty of reason to suspect that the NYT is just printing fake news again. It is how the failing publication operates.
That said, a disciplinary panel investigation into Barry was triggered as a result of the NYT’s story, and the only way to end it was for her to step down. By law, the Code of Conduct for U.S. judges does not apply once a judge retires.
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