US ELECTION SUBVERSION CASE; JUDGE REINSTATES TRUMP’S GAG ORDER
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on October 30, 2023
A federal judge in the United States of America has reinstated a limited gag order on former President, Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential subversion case against him.
Judge Tanya Chutkan had temporarily lifted the order earlier this month so his lawyers could appeal but reinstated it on Sunday.
The gag prevents Trump from criticizing court staff, prosecutors and possible witnesses between now and his trial.
The former President in his reaction called the judge “Trump hating, saying the gag order will put him at a disadvantage against his prosecutorial and political opponents.
His lawyers had argued the gag order violates his right to free speech.
The Republican frontrunner for president in 2024 was charged earlier this year over his alleged efforts to overturn his 2020 election defeat by Democrat, Joe Biden.
The four counts in this indictment are conspiracy to defraud the US, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of an official proceeding and conspiracy against the rights of citizens.
He has pleaded not guilty on all counts and the trial is scheduled for March, 2024.