Prosecutors Refuse To Give Trump a Break

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – On Thursday, the prosecutors in former President Donald Trump’s hush money case in New York requested that the gag order placed on him would remain until July’s sentencing. This request comes almost a month after a 12-person jury found Trump guilty of 34 counts of falsifying business records. 

Trump is the first U.S. president in history, sitting or former, to be convicted of any felony crimes. 

In late March, Judge Juan Merchan imposed a gag order on Trump in an attempt to block him from making any public comments or attacks on jurors, witnesses, or the family members of the judge. Trump has repeatedly claimed that this order is a violation of his First Amendment rights. 

However, on Thursday prosecutors stated in the filing that there have been over 50 threats that have been made to officials, as such they stated that the judge should not rule in favor of Trump and have the gag order lifted. As they have pointed out, those involved in the case will need to continue having protection. They further argued that it is standard for the gag orders to be maintained even after the conclusion of the trial. 

Prosecutors noted that there have been two prior occasions when Trump had slammed the “jury as an institution” which the gag order allows. However, as they pointed out the former President has directed the attention towards the jurors and resulted in them fearing for their safety. He added that this is despite the fact that there was no individual mention of any jurors. 

Copyright 2024,

Previous articleMajor Warning for Pet Owners This Summer
Next articleJudge Judy Breaks Silence About Trump’s Conviction