Trump Granted Appeal against Sweeping Gag Order in New York ‘Hush Money’ Case

President Donald Trump has been granted an appeal that could lift the sweeping gag order imposed by the Biden-supporting judge in his politically motivated “hush-money” case in New York.

The order prevented Trump from speaking about New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan or his family’s ties to Democrats.

As Slay News has previously reported, Merchan and his family have worked for and donated to the campaigns of several high-profile anti-Trump Democrats, including President Joe Biden, VP Kamala Harris, and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).

This is a win against George Soros-funded Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the partisan Democrat prosecutor who brought the case against Trump.

The case is widely regarded as an attempt by the Democrats to derail Trump’s 2024 campaign.

The Appellate Division First Department will now review the issue, Breitbart reported.

The order prevented Trump from speaking out against witnesses in his trial as well as “members of the court’s staff and the District Attorney’s staff, or … the family members of any counsel or staff member if those statements are made with the intent to materially interfere with … counsel’s or staff’s work.”

Bragg was not included in the gag order.

Trump’s legal team argued he should have the right to speak about his trial in the public sphere.

Bragg’s attorney, Steven Wu, disagreed, citing Trump’s “uncontested history” of calling witnesses “horse face,” “losers,” and “deranged psychopaths.”

The 45th president was put under a gag order after he spoke against the Democrat judge and his daughter, Loren Merchan, over her business relationship with some of Trump’s prominent political enemies, the New York Post reported.

Some of them used Trump’s New York case to fundraise.

Loren Merchan is the president of the consulting firm Authentic Campaigns.

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The company helps Democrat groups and clients like Schiff with their political messaging.

Trump’s attorneys previously urged Judge Merchan to recuse himself on those grounds, which he declined to do.

“Authentic Campaigns, and thus the judge’s daughter, is actively making money from this sham attack against President Trump, rendering Judge Merchan conflicted out,” Steven Cheung, Trump’s spokesman, said.

Indeed, Loren Merchan has been successful at her job.

She has helped the Democrats’ Senate Majority PAC fundraising organization rake in money.

Moreover, Schiff, who was instrumental in impeaching Trump the first time, raised $20 million from the New York case against the 45th president.

“It is a somber moment, and unprecedented for a former president to be indicted, but his alleged offenses are also unprecedented,” Schiff’s fundraising email said.

“Trump will respond as he always does — playing the victim and blaming others for having the temerity to investigate him in the first place.”

Despite the seriousness of the issues surrounding the judge, the court denied Trump’s request to delay the trial pending the outcome of the gag order review, Fox News reported.

Justice Cynthia Kern said the trial will start as scheduled on April 15.

Trump’s attorneys have argued that he has the right to rebut witnesses, including Stormy Daniels, the former porn star who allegedly received “hush money,” and Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen.

“The First Amendment harms arising from this gag order right now are irreparable,” his attorney said.

The trial centers on 34 counts of falsifying business records Bragg slapped on Trump.

The charges stem from payments to Daniels to allegedly keep quiet about an unproven affair ahead of the 2016 election.

The entire case has questionable merit as it is considering it mainly deals with a campaign finance issue.

However, the timing of the prosecution as Trump runs for a second term as president is highly suspect.

The fact that he’s being prosecuted at this time while being told to keep mum about it is unfair.

Even if it doesn’t rise to the threshold of election interference, it’s difficult to trust the partisans who are after Trump to give him a fair shake.

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