Trump’s Appeal Plan Faces Major Setback as Conviction Reveals the Secret Behind His Denial


According to a report by Mediaite on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, a New York judge has partially lifted a gag order on former US President Donald Trump, allowing him to speak more freely about his recent criminal trial. Judge Juan Merchan made this decision on 25 June 2024, just before Trump’s upcoming debate with President Joe Biden.

The gag order was put in place during Trump’s trial for falsifying business records related to hush money payments. It aimed to stop Trump from making public comments that could influence the trial or threaten those involved. Now that the trial is over and Trump has been found guilty, the judge has decided to relax some of the restrictions.

Trump can now talk about the witnesses and jurors from his trial. However, he still cannot discuss the prosecutors or court staff until after his sentencing on 11 July. This change comes at a key time for Trump. He is preparing for the first presidential debate of the 2024 election cycle, where he is expected to face off against Biden.

The easing of the gag order means Trump can now speak more openly about his recent conviction during the debate. Trump’s lawyers had asked for the entire gag order to be removed. They argued that there was no reason to limit Trump’s right to free speech now that the trial was over. The prosecutors, on the other hand, wanted to keep some restrictions in place until after Trump’s sentencing.

In his ruling, Judge Merchan explained why he was partially lifting the order. He said that since the trial was over and the jury had been dismissed, there was no need to keep all the restrictions in place. However, he noted that there were still reasons to be concerned about the safety of the jurors.

The judge wrote: “While it would be this Court’s strong preference to extend those protections, the Court cannot do so on what is now a different record than what the appellate courts relied upon when they rendered their rulings.” This means that while Trump can now talk about the jurors, their identities will still be protected by a separate court order.

The judge also explained why he was keeping some restrictions in place until Trump’s sentencing. He said: “Until sentence is imposed, all individuals covered by Paragraph (b) must continue to perform their lawful duties free from threats, intimidation, harassment, and hate.” This refers to the prosecutors and court staff who are still working on Trump’s case.

During the trial, Trump was found in contempt of court ten times for breaking the gag order. He was fined £10,000 for these violations. The judge said Trump had made threats on television and social media against several people involved in the trial, including Judge Merchan himself, Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

Trump’s conviction in this trial was historic. He became the first former US president to be found guilty of a crime. The jury found him guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying business records. These charges were related to payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election, allegedly to keep her quiet about a past relationship with Trump.

The partial lifting of the gag order is likely to have a significant impact on the upcoming presidential debate. Trump will now be able to discuss his trial and conviction more freely, which could become a major topic of discussion.

However, Trump will need to be careful about what he says. While he can now talk about the witnesses and jurors, he is still not allowed to reveal the jurors’ identities. He also needs to avoid making any statements that could be seen as threats or intimidation against the prosecutors or court staff.

The presidential debate is expected to be a crucial moment in the 2024 election campaign. It will be the first time Trump and Biden face each other directly since the 2020 election. With Trump now able to speak more openly about his recent conviction, the debate could become even more heated and controversial.

Trump’s team is likely to see the partial lifting of the gag order as a victory. It gives them more freedom to shape their campaign message and respond to criticisms about Trump’s legal troubles. However, it also opens up the possibility of Trump making statements that could lead to further legal problems.

For Biden and his team, this development presents both challenges and opportunities. They will need to be prepared to respond to whatever Trump says about his trial and conviction. At the same time, they may see this as a chance to highlight Trump’s legal issues and question his fitness for office.

As the debate approaches, all eyes will be on Trump to see how he uses his newfound freedom to speak about his trial. His comments could have a significant impact on the course of the election campaign and potentially on his own legal situation. The partial lifting of the gag order marks a new phase in the ongoing drama surrounding Trump’s legal troubles and his bid to return to the White House. It sets the stage for what is likely to be a fiery and unpredictable presidential debate.

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