On Monday, NY State Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan barred the disgraced, twice impeached, one term and now indicted former president, Trump, from posting evidence from his criminal case on social media, restricting his ability to whine about how unfairly he’s being treated regarding the charges alleging he directed hush-money payments to an adult film actress.
The judge also ordered TFG from publicly disclosing details about witnesses or other evidence that Manhattan prosecutors have collected against him. The order comes as Trump is trying to get the case transferred to federal court.
When Trump was arraigned April 4, prosecutors in the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg expressed concern that he had made threatening and derogatory public statements about the DA and the case, but they stopped short of seeking restrictions. Three weeks later, they said a protective order was warranted because of Trump’s social-media posts and other public statements he’d made about his case.
- Manhattan DA said Trump has history of targeting witnesses
- Judge said Trump can see some evidence but only in the presence of lawyers.
- The judge ruled TFG shall “… not be permitted to copy, photograph, transcribe or otherwise independently possess.”