Appeals court upholds Trump’s gag order

by | May 14, 2024

A New York appeals court on Tuesday upheld a gag order against President Trump in his ‘hush money’ case.

In their decision, the panel drew a parallel between Merchan's gag order and a similar gag imposed on Trump in his federal election interference case. The New York judges sided with the District of Columbia U.S. Circuit Court

Trump’s attorneys expressed frustration over Cohen's consistent criticism of Trump on social media and other platforms leading up to his testimony, which commenced on Monday, while Trump was restrained from offering a response.

On Friday, Judge Merchan instructed prosecutors to inform Cohen that he should refrain from making any further public statements about the case. Merchan has determined that Trump breached his gag order on 10 occasions since its imposition. As a consequence, he ordered Trump to pay a $1,000 fine per violation and cautioned that subsequent violations could result in jail time.

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