Judge Criticizes Trump Lawyer Over Gag Order Dispute

In a recent hearing, Judge Juan Merchan scolded former President Donald Trump’s lawyer for allegedly losing credibility. The judge was discussing potential violations of the gag order placed on Trump. This order prevents Trump from talking about certain individuals involved in the case. Trump’s lawyer, Todd Blanche, argued that Trump did not violate the order even though the prosecutors claimed he did so multiple times.

The prosecutors accused Trump of breaking the order by making references to individuals like Stormy Daniels and Michael Cohen on social media. These individuals have been openly critical of Trump. Blanche contended that Trump was aware of the restrictions and was cautious about following them. He also mentioned that reposts may not necessarily fall under the gag order.

Judge Merchan expressed his disappointment in Blanche during the hearing, stating that he was losing credibility with the court. Initially imposed in March, the gag order was extended to cover statements about family members of those involved in the case. The District Attorney warned of potential fines and jail time for future order violations.

It was reported that Judge Merchan chose to withhold judgment on Trump’s alleged violations after the hearing. This ongoing legal battle highlights the challenges of balancing free speech rights with court-ordered restrictions. It serves as a reminder of the importance of respecting legal boundaries, even in the face of political attacks.


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