On Monday, CNN’s senior legal analyst, Ellie Honig, surprisingly agreed with a key point made by former President Donald Trump regarding his ongoing legal challenges. The crux of the matter revolves around the narrowly tailored gag order, which prohibits discussions about court staff and specific attorneys involved in the case.
On Thursday, a New York appeals court lifted the gag order imposed on Trump. Justice Arthur F. Engoron, who is presiding over Trump’s bank fraud trial, had previously issued the gag order against him following comments made by the former President.
Now, that order is void pending a decision to be upheld.
“Look, Donald Trump does have a right to speak and to speak in a negative way about the charges against him. You can criticize the judge, you can criticize a prosecutor,” Honig explained.
The nuanced position by the CNN legal expert is a telling sign. Honig’s comments also touched upon the broader scope of the 14th Amendment and its implications in barring Trump from office.
Honig has long expressed his skepticism about the efficacy of using the amendment to disqualify Trump, citing the lack of a clear procedural framework and…
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