December 5, 2023

Trump Fast-track Appeal Denied in Gag Order Suit

Donald Trump has been spitting venom at judges, prosecutors, and court members since the civil suits and federal indictments against him were announced.

His rhetoric ended up getting him a gag order, which prevented him from saying certain things about the case.

Trump tried to fight the gag order, unsuccessfully, which now means that order will probably still be in place when Trump takes the stand as a witness for the Defense.


Trump’s attorneys were trying to fast-track their appeal of the gag order being reinstated on Trump, but the court has denied the request.

Justice Sallie Manzanet-Daniels wrote, “The application for interim relief seeking expedited grant of leave to the Court of Appeals is denied, as such a motion must be decided by a full panel of this court.”

The court stated that New York Attorney General Letitia James must be given the proper time to respond to the request, so she now has until December 11 to submit her argument.

That just happens to be the same day that Trump will be called to testify in the fraud case being presided over by Judge Engoron, who, along with his clerk, has been the target of most of Trump’s venom in his online rants.

This all goes back to Trump posting a picture of Engoron’s clerk, suggesting that she was the girlfriend of Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

Trump then showed the post to the media, saying, see what “they” are saying about her?

Engoron went ballistic, slapping the gag order on Trump, then fining him twice for violation of the order, totaling $15,000 in fines.

After the last violation, Trump was told that any further violations would be significantly more expensive, as well as possible jail time.

The order had been temporarily lifted, but Trump again went on a personal rampage rather than discussing the case, so the order was put back in place, which leads us to the appeal, and the order remains in place as Trump prepares to take the stand next week.

Realistically, Trump is going to lose this case, as Engoron appears to have made up his mind. So, he will have to put his cards in the appeals basket, much as he will have to do with most of these cases, many of which have judges assigned that appear to have an ax to grind with Trump.

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