Judge reinstates Trump gag order in election subversion case

A federal judge has reinstated a limited gag order on former President Donald Trump in his 2020 presidential election subversion case.

It prevents him from criticising court staff, prosecutors and possible witnesses between now and his trial.

Judge Tanya Chutkan had temporarily lifted the order earlier this month so his lawyers could appeal but reinstated it on Sunday.

An hour after the news emerged, Mr Trump called the judge “Trump hating”.

The gag order “will put me at a disadvantage against my prosecutorial and political opponents”, he said in a post on his Truth Social social media account.

The Republican frontrunner for president in 2024 was charged earlier this year over his alleged efforts to overturn his 2020 election defeat by Democrat Joe Biden.

The four counts in this indictment are conspiracy to defraud the US, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of an official proceeding and conspiracy against the rights of citizens.

He has pleaded not guilty on all counts and the trial is scheduled for March.


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