OAN’s Brooke Mallory
12:41 PM – Friday, November 17, 2023
A gag order preventing former President Donald Trump from making comments about court personnel in his $250 million civil business fraud lawsuit was temporarily lifted by a New York judge on Thursday.
Citing the “constitutional and statutory rights at issue,” Associate Justice David Friedman of the New York Appellate Division’s First Department approved the motion made by Trump’s defense counsel for an interim suspension of the gag orders.
With this decision, the Manhattan Supreme Court’s high-stakes fraud lawsuit involving New York Attorney General Letitia James and Trump’s legal team is no longer subject to gag orders.
Trump’s request was rejected by James’ office, which said that doing so would put the employees of the lower court “at risk of harassment or harm.”
James and Judge Arthur Engoron—the two who issued the gag orders—were directed by Friedman’s concise decision to provide…
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