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A US appeals court upholds the gag order against Trump in his tax fraud trial

A New York appeals court has reinstated the gag order prohibiting former President Donald Trump from speaking publicly about the court staff handling his tax fraud trial, after it was imposed on him for accusing the judge’s assistant of being biased, which which led to threats against her.

“Having read and filed the writings regarding the appeal, and having had due deliberation in this regard, it is ordered to reject the appeal,” says the ruling, which also affects former President Trump’s lawyers.

After learning of this setback for Trump’s interests, the judge handling his trial for tax fraud, Arthur Engoron, responsible for this gag order following the accusations against his assistant, Allison Greenfield, has warned that he intends to put her in practice “with rigor and vigor.”

“It is a tragic day for the rule of law, but we are aware,” said Trump’s lawyer, Chris Kise. To which Engoron responded: “This is what it is,” according to CNN.

Trump used his social network, Truth Social, to post an image of Greenfield posing with Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. “Schumer’s girlfriend, Allison R. Greenfield, is bringing this case against me. How embarrassing! This case should be dismissed immediately!!,” he wrote.

The judge imposed the measure of silence after the Prosecutor’s Office presented the threats that Greenfield received after this publication. In his defense, Trump insisted that it had nothing to do with it and that his freedom of expression could not be restricted just because some might react to his words.

New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a $250 million lawsuit against Trump and his company, accusing them of inflating their accounts and assets by billions of dollars to obtain better terms on business loans and policies. for sure.

Trump is scheduled to testify in his own defense on December 11. A week before, his son Eric Roberts will take the stand

This is not the only case in which a judge has imposed a ban on Trump from speaking publicly about those working on any of his judicial processes.

The tycoon is also waiting for a Washington appeals court to rule on the gag order imposed on him by Judge Tanya Chutkan in the case he has open for his alleged attempts to alter the result of the US elections. 2020.

That order, temporarily frozen by this appeals court when it agreed to hear the case, prohibits Trump from talking about special prosecutor Jack Smith, people on his team, court staff or potential witnesses.

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