After Tuesday’s hearing for Trump’s arraignment, the judge did NOT issue a gag order against former President Trump, but directed Trump to not post anything on social media that could “incite violence”. Federal Law Enforcement producer Jake Gibson addressed what happened in the courtroom live on Fox News.
“The prosecution brought up all of the social media posts that he has put out recently, including the one where he’s holding a bat next to DA Bragg. And the prosecution said ‘this could be looked at as inciting violence’. And they wanted Judge Murchan to – it seemed like they wanted him to give a gag order but he said to Mr. Trump and to his attorneys, ‘I don’t want to see this anymore I don’t want to see the next time that I see something like this I might have a different idea about what I should do'”.
Judge reportedly denied a request for a gag order against Trump but told him to knock it off with the posting.
"I don't want to see this anymore," the judge reportedly said, "the next time I see something like this I might have a different idea about what I should do." pic.twitter.com/X1tGFHErBo
— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) April 4, 2023
A gag order would prevent Trump from making any statements on the case. It would have been particularly restricting to Trump seeing that he is in the middle of a Presidential campaign.
More from CNN:
“The judge said that he was not going to impose any kind of gag order.. the judge warned both sides, but particularly speaking to former President Trump not to make any statements that would incite any violence or threats against any officials” pic.twitter.com/wYGkCWSnUe
— Acyn (@Acyn) April 4, 2023
BREAKING: Trump’s next hearing will be in New York City on December 4th.
The judge did *not* issue a gag order but requested he stay off social media.
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) April 4, 2023
Stay tuned for more details….