What Could Happen If a Judge Is Asked to Muzzle Trump

A “gag order” against former President Donald Trump could forbid him from publicly commenting on his criminal case, but it would be improper for a judge to curtail him from making statements about other topics, legal analysts say.
Considerable speculation is swirling around whether Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg will seek such an order, and, if he does, whether the New York judge assigned to the case will grant it.
Judge Juan Merchan could address the gag order issue when Trump makes his initial court appearance during the afternoon of April 4. Details of the allegations against Trump, the nation’s first ex-president to face criminal indictment, will be released publicly….

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