Trump gag order hearing contentious

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Prosecutors with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office argued that former President Trump’s alleged gag order violations pose a “very real threat” to the trial.

Prosecutor Chris Conroy made the statement as Tuesday’s proceedings got underway in the New York vs. Trump trial. He handed out copies of 10 social media posts that he says show Trump violating a gag order imposed by Judge Juan Merchan.

Eight of the posts were featured on Trump’s Truth Social platform, while the other two were on his campaign website.

“Trump has violated the order repeatedly and hasn’t stopped,” Conroy said, adding that “He did it right here in the hallway outside.”

The gag order prohibits Trump from publicly discussing witnesses in the case, such as former lawyer Michael Cohen and pornography actress Stormy Daniels. Conroy referenced Trump’s latest comments to the press about the former.

Conroy says Trump said Cohen “wasn’t very good” at his job.. “He put in a bill, calling it a legal expense, and I got indicted for that,” he quoted Trump as saying of Conroy.

Prosecutors added Monday’s alleged infraction to their ongoing list, making 11 total. Bragg’s office is calling on Merchan to impose a $1,000 fine for each incident.


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