“It’s revenge”: Trump is accused of violating the “gag order” after posting messages on networks | International

“It’s revenge”: Trump is accused of violating the “gag order” after posting messages on networks | International
“It’s revenge”: Trump is accused of violating the “gag order” after posting messages on networks | International

The judge presiding over the criminal trial against Donald Trump in New York accused the former president of the United States of allegedly violating the “gag order”. This order limits his public comments on several key figures in the case.

This, in the context of the trial where he is accused of buying silence of porn actress Stormy Daniels to hide an alleged love affair with her and safeguard your campaign 2016 election.

The Prosecutor’s Office requested a fine of one thousand dollars for each of the ten publications spread on the Truth Social network and on the Trump campaign website, which it considers to be in violation of the order.

Regarding the above, Judge Juan Merchán maintained that would not comment on possible sanctions at the moment.

It should be noted that the authority has the possibility of issuing a resolution electronicallyin the same court, or when the process resumes on Thursday, or even later.

Details of the trial

During this Tuesday’s session, prosecutor Chris Conroy detailed the date and content of the publications who allegedly violated the court order.

He added that constituted a “real threat” for those involved, who “rightly” feared retaliation for their statements.

“The defendant has repeatedly violated this order and has not stopped doing so,” Conroy said. Furthermore, the prosecutor asked that the posts be removed and that the judge reminded Trump that, if he continues to violate the order, he faces a punishment of up to 30 days in prison.

For his part, Trump’s defense attorney Todd Blanche responded that his client knows “what the gag order allows” and on his part there was no “no intentional violation“.

“It is in his right to respond to attacks of a political nature“Blanche argued, explaining that Trump used Truth Social to respond to his former lawyer Michael Cohen on issues related to the election campaign and not the trial.

What came next was an intense tug-of-war between Blanche and Merchán, who ended up accusing the defense lawyer that he was losing “all the credibility” before the court.

“Using his (Michael Cohen’s) name is not prohibited; draw a connection with the trial, yes,” said the judge in charge of the case, whose figure, as well as that of the titular prosecutor, are the unique ones that are not legally protected for the “gag order.”

“This is like reading a novel. Even if I repost an article and someone’s name is mentioned, I am violating the gag order. I think it’s revenge and it’s totally unconstitutional.“Trump later complained in the courtroom hallways.

 
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