Trump tri­al: Judge sets April 23 hear­ing for Trump alleged gag order vio­la­tion

Trump trial: Judge sets April 23 hearing for Trump alleged gag order violation

New York Jus­tice Juan Mer­chan announced he will hear argu­ments next week on pros­e­cu­tors’ argu­ments that for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump should face pun­ish­ment for alleged­ly vio­lat­ing the gag order in the hush mon­ey tri­al.
Hours into the start of the first crim­i­nal tri­al against a for­mer pres­i­dent, pros­e­cu­tors with Man­hat­tan Dis­trict Attor­ney Alvin Bragg’s office called on Mer­chan to sanc­tion Trump for vio­lat­ing the gag order by shar­ing at least three social media posts over the week­end. After decid­ing not to rule imme­di­ate­ly on the request, Mer­chan said he would hold a hear­ing on the mat­ter on April 23 at 9:30 a.m. EST.

For­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump sits inside at a Man­hat­tan crim­i­nal court­room in New York on Mon­day, April 15, 2024. The hush mon­ey tri­al of for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump begins Mon­day with jury selec­tion. It’s a sin­gu­lar moment for Amer­i­can his­to­ry as the first crim­i­nal tri­al of a for­mer U.S. com­man­der in chief. (Jeen …