November 17, 2023

Trump Gag Order Lifted in New York Fraud Case

Small victories are all that Donald Trump can hope for in his New York fraud case, and he did get one this week.

Appeals Court Judge David Friedman has issued a stay on the gag order against Trump that was issued by Judge Engoron in October.

For now, Trump is free to go off on Truth Social about the case again.

Temporary Stay

Engoron issued the gag order in October after Donald Trump made derogatory comments about a member of the court.

Trump called Engoron’s clerk Senator Schumer’s girlfriend, which sent the judge into a bit of a tizzy.

Trump has been fined twice for violating the gag order and warned that far harsher penalties were in store if he did it again, including the possibility of being sent to prison.

Judge Friedman, who is an appointment of former Governor George Pataki, stayed the order on Thursday citing freedom of speech concerns.

Trump immediately went to Truth Social to celebrate the decision.

He posted, "Judge Arthur Engoron has just been overturned (stayed!) by the New York State Appellate Division (Appeals Court), for the 4th TIME (on the same case!). His Ridiculous and Unconstitutional Gag Order, not allowing me to defend myself against him and his politically biased and out of control, Trump Hating Clerk, who is sinking him and his Court to new levels of LOW, is a disgrace,"

"They are defending the Worst and Least Respected Attorney General in the United States, Letitia James, who is a Worldwide disgrace, as is her illegal Witch Hunt against me. The Radical and Unprecedented actions of Judge Engoron will keep BUSINESSES and JOBS forever out of New York State.”

Trump is wrong in saying the order was overturned, as the stay is only temporary until the full panel of the appellate court can consider the matter.

The stay is in place until November 27, when that takes place.

Source: Fox News

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