Trump trial: Judge sets April 23 hearing for Trump alleged gag order violation

New York Justice Juan Merchan announced he will hear arguments next week on prosecutors’ arguments that former President Donald Trump should face punishment for allegedly violating the gag order in the hush money trial.

Hours into the start of the first criminal trial against a former president, prosecutors with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office called on Merchan to sanction Trump for violating the gag order by sharing at least three social media posts over the weekend. After deciding not to rule immediately on the request, Merchan said he would hold a hearing on the matter on April 23 at 9:30 a.m. EST.

Former President Donald Trump sits inside at a Manhattan criminal courtroom in New York on Monday, April 15, 2024. The hush money trial of former President Donald Trump begins Monday with jury selection. It’s a
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