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An appeals court signaled on Monday that it may have some good news for former President Donald Trump after hearing arguments regarding a lower federal court’s imposition of a gag order in regard to his so-called ‘election interference’ indictment.
During a two-and-a-half-hour session, a three-judge panel heard arguments from Trump’s attorneys and federal prosecutors seeking to have the order reimposed after it was temporarily lifted during the appeals process. According to Fox News, “the appeals court judges appeared skeptical of both sides on whether to reinstate an order from a trial judge that prevented Trump from making inflammatory comments against prosecutors, potential witnesses, and court staff.”
Cecil VanDevender, a lawyer with Special Counsel Jack Smith’s office, told the panel that the order is necessary so as to prevent intimidation and threats against participants in the case in which the former president has been accused of illegally scheming to overturn the 2020 election.
John Sauer, a lawyer for Trump, argued that the upper court should…
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