DA Bragg Files Motion to Hold Trump in Contempt

Prosecutors from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office filed a motion on Tuesday to hold former President Donald Trump in contempt for recent Truth Social posts that they contend violate a gag order imposed by New York State Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan.

As first reported by Politico, the motions states that Trump’s “recent social media posts plainly violate the order because they target known witnesses concerning their participation in this criminal proceeding. And defendant’s violations were knowing and willful – indeed, they are the latest in what this Court has already recognized as a deliverable strategy to impede this criminal trial.”

The motion came days after Merchan expanded a previous gag order on Trump to limit his “inflammatory” speech. Trump subsequently lashed out at his former attorney Michael Cohen and adult entertainer Stormy Daniels, posting on Truth Social on Wednesday that they were “two sleaze bags who have with their lies and misrepresentations, cost our Country dearly!”

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