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Manhattan DA Seeks to Stop Trump From Discussing Evidence

  • Substantial risk Trump will use material inappropriately: ADA
  • Trump’s harassment of witnesses cited as reason for order
Alvin Bragg

Alvin Bragg

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Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office asked a judge to issue an order prohibiting former President Donald Trump from publicly discussing information prosecutors turn over to his lawyers before he’s tried on business fraud charges.

“The risk that this defendant will use the covered materials inappropriately is substantial,” Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Catherine McCaw wrote. “Defendant has a long history of discussing his legal matters publicly — including by targeting witnesses, jurors, investigators, prosecutors, and judges with harassing, embarrassing, and threatening statements on social media and in other public forums — and he has already done so in this case.”