New York State Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan agreed to prosecutors’ request this week by issuing a social media gag order on Donald Trump. The former President is barred from posting any evidence on social media in his adult film star Stormy Daniels’ “hush-money” case after prosecutors accused Trump of targeting witnesses in the past, Insider reports. We’ve all seen him do that numerous times.
In the meantime, the E. Jean Carroll case has gone to the jury for deliberation. The judge held the trial open for Trump to come and testify in his own defense after threatening Trump with a contempt citation for posting about it on Truth Social, but he never did. So the jury was instructed and will begin deliberations today.
Trump took to his flailing Truth Social platform to vent. It’s as if he’s doing the opposite of what he was ordered to do.
“Waiting for a jury decision on a False Accusation where I, despite being a current political candidate and leading all others in both parties, am not allowed to speak or defend myself, even as hard nosed reporters scream questions about this case at me.” he insisted. “In the meantime, the other side has a book falsely accusing me of Rape, & is working with the press. I will therefore not speak until after the trial, but will appeal the Unconstitutional silencing of me, as a candidate, no matter the outcome!”
An hour earlier, he wrote that this was a form of election interference.
“ELECTION INTERFERENCE AT A LEVEL NEVER SEEN BEFORE IN OUR COUNTRY. WE’LL WIN ANYWAY, & MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!!” he added in shouty caps.
That schtick claiming election interference doesn’t hold water. Trump wanted desperately to stay in power to avoid obvious legal issues that were about to smack him upside the head from all directions.