Former Federal Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, the older sister of Donald J. Trump, died at the age of 86 at her home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Police were called to her residence early Monday morning, though the cause of death has not yet been specified.
Throughout their lives, Maryanne Trump Barry served as both a protector and critic of her younger brother, Donald Trump. She achieved her position as a federal judge in New Jersey with the assistance of Donald Trump’s lawyer, Roy M. Cohn, during President Ronald Reagan’s tenure in the 1980s.
In 2019, Maryanne Trump Barry retired from her role as a federal judge after becoming the subject of a court investigation triggered by The New York Times’ inquiry into the Trump family’s tax practices. This investigation placed a spotlight on her involvement.
As news of her passing spread, no comment has been made by Donald Trump’s spokesperson. The Trump family has yet to release an official statement regarding her death. Friends and acquaintances of the family have begun sharing condolences and memories on social media platforms.
Maryanne Trump Barry leaves behind a complex legacy. Her role as a federal judge, her relationship with her brother, and the scrutiny she faced surrounding the Trump family’s financial practices have all contributed to her unique story. Despite her retirement and subsequent investigation, she remained a prominent figure and a source of intrigue within the Trump family circle.
The passing of Maryanne Trump Barry marks the end of an era for the Trump family and serves as a reminder of the intricacies and complexities that can exist within even the most public of dynasties. As the nation mourns her loss, her legacy and impact on the Trump family and the legal profession will undoubtedly be a topic of discussion and reflection in the coming days.
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