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Breaking: Trump Reveals ‘Major Motion’ His Lawyers Just Filed In ‘Hush Money’ Case


Donald Trump has been trying to make his case to the American people about the flimsy charges against him in Manhattan, but the judge has imposed a gag order under threat of jail in order to keep his lips sealed.

This week, the former president made a significant announcement regarding the way his attorneys plan to respond to the situation.

According to Fox News:

Former President Trump announced Thursday morning that his defense team in the NY v. Trump case has filed a motion to appeal the “unconstitutional gag order” that was imposed on the 45th president, restricting what he can publicly say about the case.

“I just want to let you know that we’ve just filed a major motion in the appellate division concerning the absolutely unconstitutional gag order, where I’m essentially not allowed to talk to you about anything meaningful that’s going on in the case. And many good things are going on with the case. It shouldn’t have been filed,” he said.

Trump is under a gag order that prevents him from making or directing others to make public statements about witnesses and their potential participation or remarks about court staff, DA staff or family members of staff. The judge in the case has ruled Trump has violated the order 10 times, resulting in a total of $10,000 in fines, and threatened jail time if Trump continues to violate the order.

The gag order, as well as the facts of the case against Trump, have been the subject of significant social media criticism:

Earlier this week, Trump directly cited mainstream media reports acknowledging how weak the case is, thereby skirting the limitations imposed by the judge’s gag order:

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley is just one of several prominent legal scholars who have denounced the charges against Trump on the merits.

As Newsweek reported last month:

“This is a Frankenstein case,” Turley said. “They took a dead misdemeanor, they attached it to a dead alleged federal felony and zapped it back into life. Many of us are just amazed to watch this actually walk into court because it’s not a recognizable crime that any of us have seen.”

“This bizarre indictment is now going to be an equally bizarre trial,” he added.

Here’s a look at Trump’s remarks about the latest motion filed in the case:



 

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