Judge Juan Marchan has heavily favored Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg by restricting what Trump can publicly disclose about new evidence from prosecutors before he goes to trial.
The order states, “Materials and information provided by the public to the defense pursuant to a disclosure obligation … shall be used only for the purpose of preparing the defense in this matter.”
Marchan’s order states that anyone with access to evidence handed over to Trump’s team by state prosecutors can “copy, copy, and distribute” the material to third parties, including social media platforms, “without prior approval from the court.” It may not be distributed or disclosed.”
Trump is also allowed to review confidential “limited handouts” from prosecutors only in the presence of his attorneys, and said he would “copy, photograph, transcribe, or otherwise use the limited handouts.” It is not permitted to own it independently.”
Additionally, the order restricts Trump from viewing “forensic cell phone images of witnesses,” although his attorney said the images were “approved” after obtaining a judge’s permission. You can show him the “part of it.”
trump lawyer The DA’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday.
The ruling largely follows a request for a protective order from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, which Trump’s attorneys said was “very restrictive.”
Prosecutors argued that the “risk” of Trump’s “improper use” of the materials was substantial and that “protective measures were needed to protect the integrity of the materials.”
“Donald J. Trump has a duty to attack witnesses, investigators, prosecutors, trial juries, grand juries, judges, and others involved in legal proceedings against him, and to attack those individuals and their families. The DA’s office has a long and perhaps idiosyncratic history of exposing the Court submission last month.
Prosecutors stressed they were not seeking a gag order against the 2024 presidential candidate. They just wanted to keep Trump from misusing the evidence.
“Defendants have a constitutional right to speak publicly about this case, and the public is not seeking to violate that right,” their filing states.
Trump’s attorneys argued in a filing last week that the DA’s proposed order would do just that.
“People’s proposed protection order would be a First Amendment right for President Trump to freely discuss his character and eligibility for federal office, and a second Amendment for the American people to hear President Trump’s side of the story. It violates Article 1 rights.”
Marchan said in Monday’s order that prosecutors had shown “good cause” for their request.
Trump was accused of paying hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels and another woman in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election last month to prevent them from speaking about an alleged affair with Trump. Indicted for a felony. He has pleaded not guilty He states that he never had an extramarital affair.
Trump remains a judge, DA Alvin Bragg has a bias against him, and his lawyers filed papers last week to file a lawsuit. Transferred to federal courtThe request is still pending.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-barred-posting-evidence-hush-money-case-social-media-rcna83444 Trump banned from posting evidence in hush-money lawsuit on social media