Trump asks the judge to lift the gag order following conviction in hush-money case

NEW YORK, NY – Donald Trump asked on Tuesday the judge who presided over his criminal trial for charges relating to hush funds paid to a pornstar to lift a ban on discussing the case. The former U.S. President was convicted of the case last week.

After prosecutors pointed out comments that he made in the past, which they described as threatening, Justice Juan Merchan limited Trump’s public remarks about the jurors and witnesses involved in the case.

The concerns expressed by the Court and the Government are no longer valid, as the trial has concluded. Defense lawyer Todd Blanche stated this in a June 3 letter that was made public Tuesday.

Last week, a Manhattan jury found Trump guilty of all 34 counts against him for falsifying his business records in order to conceal a payment of $130,000 to adult film actress Stormy Danis before the 2016 presidential election regarding a sexual experience she claims they had.

Trump, Republican candidate for the election of 2024, denies that he had sex Daniels, and has promised to appeal this conviction.

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