(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Thanksgiving, the Justice Department submitted a court filing arguing that, it was necessary for the gag order against former President Donald Trump in his $250 million civil fraud trial needed to remain in place. In the filing they also pointed at other documents filed in this case.
On Thursday, Department of Justice assistant special counsel Cecil Vandevender notified the D.C. Circuit of Appeals of a previously filed document where it was argued that it was necessary for the gag order to be reinstated against Trump in the New York civil proceedings.
The case against Trump was brought forward by New York Attorney General Letitia James who had accused the former President, his adult sons and organizations of having fraudulently inflated the value of their assets over the years to benefit from better deals while deflating it in order to benefit from lower taxation.
The court filings pointed to one specific section where a New York State Unified Court System employee pointed out that there were hundreds of threatening voice messages left for Judge Arthur Engoron who is handling the case each day.
Trump has already been fined twice by Engoron over having violated the gag order after the former President had failed to take down a previous post targeting a court employee.
The D.C. appeals court is also looking at possible limiting the gag order imposed against Trump in the federal case in Washington presided by Judge Tanya Chutkan. That gag order blocks Trump from making comments about Special Counsel Jack Smith and any other possible witnesses.
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