A Manhattan court Monday reportedly barred former president Donald Trump from discussing the criminal inquiry into whether alleged hush money payments were made using false company documents on social media.
Trump entered a not guilty plea to 34 counts on April 4 after the Manhattan grand jury decided to indict him on March 30.
Following the $130,000 in alleged hush money payments made by Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen before his 2016 victory to ensure Daniels would remain silent about an alleged affair, an extensive investigation has been conducted over several years.
In late April, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office requested that Trump be prohibited from posting details about the investigation into suspected hush money payments to former adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
The order, which was authorized by Judge Juan Merchan, prevents the former president from posting information obtained via discovery on websites and applications like Truth Social, Facebook, Twitter, and a number of others.
Last week, Trump’s attorney opposed the proposed protective order, claiming that it violated the former president’s First Amendment rights.
They also criticized the order’s limitations on how much of the witnesses’ cellular data Trump might examine.
The protection order was proposed in part as a result of Trump’s frequent social media remarks in which he would frequently attack Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan district attorney, and the hush money case itself.