Trump’s New York gag order con­fu­sion swirls in war­ring court fil­ings

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Trump’s New York gag order confusion swirls in warring court filings

Con­fu­sion over the lat­est gag order against Don­ald Trump in his New York crim­i­nal hush mon­ey case came to a head Fri­day evening after war­ring pre-motions filed by defense coun­sel and pros­e­cu­tors ques­tioned whether the for­mer pres­i­dent is barred from com­ment­ing on the judge and his fam­i­ly mem­bers.
Ever since New York Judge Juan Mer­chan imposed a gag order against Trump on March 26, the for­mer pres­i­dent has lashed out at his daugh­ter, who is pres­i­dent of a mar­ket­ing firm that serves Demo­c­ra­t­ic politi­cians, includ­ing by call­ing her a “Rabid Trump Hater” in a social media post. Pros­e­cu­tors with Man­hat­tan Dis­trict Attor­ney Alvin Bragg’s office told Mer­chan in a let­ter sent Thurs­day that the Demo­c­ra­t­ic DA under­stands the recent order to cov­er fam­i­ly mem­bers.

For­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump reacts dur­ing a news con­fer­ence after attend­ing the wake of New York City police offi­cer Jonathan Diller, Thurs­day, March 28, 2024, in Mas­s­ape­qua Park, New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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