Trump’s Gag Order Reinstated by Federal Judge

A federal grand jury has issued indictments against former President Donald Trump, accusing him of four felonies connected to his post-2020 election activities. The 45th President of the United States has been vocal in expressing his disagreement with the need for legal action against him, both in public speeches and on social media. However, his comments concerning the case and the individuals involved have resulted in the reinstatement of a gag order.

In the beginning of October, US District Judge Tanya Chutkan imposed a non-dissemination (gag) directive on Trump. This specific directive restricted the former president from discussing the prosecutor, witnesses, and other individuals linked to the case. Subsequently, after issuing the directive, she temporarily halted its enforcement to allow the former President the opportunity to file an appeal.

Judge Chutkan reestablished the gag order on October 29, which forbids Trump from making statements that might reasonably influence potential witnesses. This legal decision came after federal prosecutors brought attention to recent remarks made by the former president regarding his former chief of staff, Mark Meadows.

In her official decree, Chutkan expressed that Trump’s statements concerning Meadows would likely breach the gag order, as per any reasonable interpretation of the term “targeting.” Furthermore, the former president also made references to Special Counsel Jack Smith, addressing him by name on at least three occasions.

The ex-president is similarly subjected to a gag order in his civil case in New York. In this legal proceeding, Judge Arthur F. Engoron imposed a $10,000 fine on Trump for contravening the order by verbally attacking members of the court’s staff.




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