(PartiallyPolitics.com) – U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan who is overseeing former President Donald Trump’s federal election interference case might need to reimpose the gagging order that she had put on temporary stay on Friday after Trump discussed a possible key witness in the case during the weekend.
On Sunday Trump took to his social media platform Truth Social to once again say that the 2020 presidential election had been stolen from him. In the comment, he also talked about his co-defendant in the election interference case in Georgia, attorney Sidney Powell. Last week Powell became the second defendant in that case to take a plea deal and may be called to testify against Trump and other defendants in this case. It is also possible that Chutkan will call for Powell to be a witness in the federal case against Trump.
In his post, Trump claimed that Powell was one of the millions of people who believed the 2020 presidential election had been stolen. He added that because of that election being rigged the country was being completely “destroyed.” However, he added that contrary to the “Fake News” Powell had never been his attorney.
Trump, who is the frontrunner in the Republican presidential race has pleaded not guilty in both the state and federal cases of election interference that were brought against him.
Chutkan is set to hear from both Trump’s legal team and prosecutors this week on whether the stay on the gagging order should be maintained for a longer period while waiting for Trump to appeal it in federal court.
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