Former President Donald Trump is vowing to appeal the reinstated gag order in his federal election subversion case, calling it unconstitutional.
“This order, according to many legal scholars, is unthinkable! It illegally and unconstitutionally takes away my First Amendment Right of Free Speech, in the middle of my campaign for President, where I am leading against BOTH Parties in the Polls,” Trump wrote. “Few can believe this is happening, but I will appeal. How can they tell the leading candidate that he, and only he, is seriously restricted from campaigning in a free and open manner? It will not stand!”
U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan reimposed the gag on Sunday night after initially granting the defense and administrative stay while they appealed.
The order prohibits Trump from making statements about potential witnesses or disparaging comments about the prosecutors, court staff or support personnel, according to NBC News.
He appeared to have violated the order last night in his rant on Truth Social calling Judge Chutkan a “biased, Trump Hating Judge”.
Trump was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S., conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction, and conspiracy against the right to vote and to have one’s vote counted, relating to his attempts to overturn n the results of the 2020 presidential election. He has pleaded not guilty.