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Public Ministry requests that a gag order be imposed on Trump before the start of the trial in a criminal case

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, which is handling the criminal case against the former president of the United States donald trump (2017-2021) for alleged irregular payments to porn actress Stormi Daniels, asked the judge to impose a gag order on him.

With this request for trial of the first criminal case against a former president, which begins on March 25, the Public Prosecutor’s Office seeks to protect both witnesses and jurors to prevent Trump, who is in the middle of the election campaign, from having his eye on the Republican nomination for president, will be able to reveal their names, according to The New York Times.

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The documents presented to the judge of the case, Juan M. Merchanrefer to “Trump’s long history of attacking witnesses, investigators, prosecutors, judges and others involved in legal proceedings against him,” the newspaper adds.

The District Attorney’s Office also asked the judge to prohibit Trump from speaking about the prosecutors in the case and the Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg, as well as court staff.

In general, the Public Ministry calls for Trump to be banned “to do or order others to do”, highlights the Times.

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During Trump’s trial for financial fraud at his company, the judge in the case, Arthur Engoron, imposed a gag order on him after posting derogatory comments against his assistant on social media, as well as a subsequent $5,000 fine for violating your order.

His lawyers appealed the gag order, which was suspended while a ruling was issued, but lost the case when the appeals court reimposed the gag.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office filed 34 charges against Trump related to the $130,000 he paid Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign to hide an affair they had ten years earlier, which he hid with the collaboration of his then-lawyer, Michael Cohen. .

Source: Elcomercio

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