🚨BREAKING: NY Appeals Court removes gag order on President Trump
He can now continue criticizing Judge Engoron, Letitia James, and the rest of the NY Marxists trying to destroy an innocent man pic.twitter.com/NW5iSGm0LE
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) November 16, 2023
NEW YORK (AP) — A gag order that barred Donald Trump from commenting about court personnel after he disparaged a law clerk in his New York civil fraud trial was temporarily lifted Thursday by an appellate judge who raised free speech concerns.
Judge David Friedman of the state’s intermediate appeals court issued what’s known a stay — suspending the gag order and allowing the former president to freely comment about court staff while a longer appeals process plays out.
The trial judge, Arthur Engoron, imposed the gag order on Oct. 3 after Trump made a false comment about the judge’s law clerk on social media. He later fined Trump $15,000 for violations and expanded it to his lawyers after they questioned the clerk’s prominent role in the trial.