After an appeal by former President Donald Trump’s (R) legal team, the gag order placed upon him by New York Judge Arthur Engoron has been temporarily lifted.
On Truth Social, President Trump immediately went on a tirade against the judge and the original decision to place the gag order in the first place.
President Trump going off after gag order lifted pic.twitter.com/remgH6mtxc
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) November 17, 2023
“Judge Arthur Engoron has just been overturned (stayed!!) by the New York State Appellate Division (Appeals Court), for the 4th TIME (on the same case!). His ridiculous and Unconstitutional Gag Order, not allowing me to defend myself against him and his politically biased and out of control, Trump Hating Clerk, who is sinking him and his Court to new levels of LOW, is a disgrace,” said Trump. “They are defending the Worst and Least Respected Attorney General in the United States, Letitia James, who is a Worldwide disgrace, as is her illegal Witch Hunt against me.”
The former president would maintain his innocence later on, saying, “I have done NOTHING WRONG, my numbers were low, not high, I have a COMPLETE DISCLAIMER CLAUSE, their Star Witness admitted he lied and made up this Fake case against me, and the Attorney General used a ‘Get Trump’ platform in order to run for A.G. & Governor (she failed!). This wicked attack on Democracy must be ended, NOW!”
The news came with a lot of reactions from politicians and pundits around the country. Many felt that the gag order was unconstitutional to begin with.
Representative and chair of the House Republican Conference Elise Stefanik (R-NY) declared “victory” after the news broke.
VICTORY: My statement on the New York Appellate Court lifting the unconstitutional “gag order” in New York’s politicized case against President Trump and the Trump Organization. pic.twitter.com/9JOgTtr3OO
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) November 16, 2023
“I am pleased to see that after my ethics complaint to the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct against Manhattan Judge Arthur Engoron, an appellate court has lifted the unconstitutional gag order against President Trump,” said Rep. Stefanik. “We must fight to protect all defendants’ First Amendment and due-process rights. This is so much bigger than President Trump.”
Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) kept it brief.
President Trump is NOT below the law.
Liberty and justice for all!! https://t.co/fzEDyY4hfP
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) November 16, 2023
“President Trump is NOT below the law. Liberty and justice for all!!” said Rep. Donalds.
Representative Ronny Jackson (R-TX) took it a step further, calling for every gag order placed on the former president to be overturned.
Every gag order against Trump needs to be COMPLETELY OVERTURNED. The CORRUPT establishment FEARS HIM so much they are terrified to even let him speak! He has the RIGHT to speak out against these injustices. ERASE THE GAG ORDERS - DROP ALL CHARGES - END THE ELECTION INTERFERENCE!!
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) November 16, 2023
“Every gag order against Trump needs to be COMPLETELY OVERTURNED. The CORRUPT establishment FEARS HIM so much they are terrified to even let him speak! He has the RIGHT to speak out against these injustices. ERASE THE GAG ORDERS - DROP ALL CHARGES - END THE ELECTION INTERFERENCE!!” said Rep. Jackson.
This is a developing story.