Judge issues a gag order in Trump fraud case

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The judge presiding over Donald Trump’s civil fraud case issued a limited gag order after the ex-president made “disparaging” remarks about a court clerk.

Mr Trump had attacked Judge Arthur Engoron’s clerk in a post on his social media site, Truth Social.

The judge warned of “serious sanctions” if the order was disobeyed.

Mr Trump has repeatedly made personal attacks on the judge and called him “deranged” and a “rogue adjudicator”.

But Tuesday’s gag order is limited and restricted to public comments against members of court staff.

Mr Trump on Tuesday posted a picture of principal clerk Allison Greenfield with Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer at a campaign event. In the post, he called Ms Greenfield “Schumer’s girlfriend” and said that the case against him should be dismissed.

After a court break, Judge Engoron did not mention anyone by name but referenced the social media incident saying that a defendant “posted to a social media account a disparaging, untrue and personally identifying post about a member of my staff”.

Read more at BBC.com


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