A New York judge leading the hush-moon case against Donald Trump ruled Monday that the former president cannot release certain information about the evidence and witnesses involved in the case.
Judge Juan Merchan ruled that Mr Trump “may not copy, distribute or disclose” sensitive materials he shares with his legal team from prosecutors “without the court’s prior approval,” including posting information on social media.
According to the former president, the former president may view “restricted distribution materials” from the Manhattan Attorney’s Office only in the presence of his attorneys and “may not copy, photograph, transcribe, or otherwise independently possess the restricted distribution materials,” NBC News reports.
In April was the former president Charged with 34 felony counts of forgery of business recordsin connection with alleged attempts to pay two women hush money to prevent them from speaking out about their alleged affairs with Mr Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.
He has pleaded not guilty.
Mr Trump’s prolific social media habits have surfaced before in the case.
In April, Judge Merchan warned Mr Trump: “refrain‘ of all posts that would incite violence, after the former president shared images on Truth Social shows him with a baseball bat alongside Manhattan Attorney Alvin Bragg.
The Independent has reached out to Mr Trump’s lawyers for comment.
“Donald J. Trump has a longstanding and perhaps unique history of assaulting witnesses, investigators, prosecutors, jurors, grand jurors, judges and others involved in legal proceedings against him, thereby exposing those individuals and their families to significant security risks.” , according to the public prosecutor argued in a court filing in April.
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