Former President Donald Trump will not be prevented from discussing the New York case against him.
Trump was charged on 34 counts on Tuesday.
The judge handling the case declined to impose a gag order.
The judge handling the New York case against former President Donald Trump declined to impose a gag order on the defendant while expressing concern over his use of social media, where the Republican – indicted by a grand jury on 34 counts tied to 2016 silence payout to adult movie star – warned of ‘death and destruction’ during prosecution and directly attacked man in charge responsible.
Speaking to reporters, Joe Tacopina, a lawyer for Trump, acknowledged that Judge Juan M. Merchan discussed the former president’s use of social media. But he insisted that Merchan, who also oversaw the tax evasion case involving the Trump Organization, did not ‘reprimand’ the defendant, whose messages Tacopina said were taken out of context. .
On his own social network, Truth Social, Trump posted a story, for example, that showed him brandishing a baseball bat alongside a photo of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
Tacopina, who had previously acknowledged that Trump’s posts on the case were “misguided”, argued that the post was not meant to pose a threat from the former president. “It’s a photo of him showing off an American-made bat,” he said.
Todd Blanche, another Trump lawyer, told reporters that Merchan asked all parties to be respectful and not to use “inappropriate” language. In an apparent search of Michael Cohen, a witness in the case and a former Trump fixer, Blanche said the rebuke extended to “witnesses to people who talk just as much as the president.”
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