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Donald Trump Hush Money Trial Live Updates: Gag Order Hearing Underway

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Former President Donald Trump’s hush money case continues Tuesday in New York City with a hearing on whether or not he violated a gag order. Follow Newsweek’s live blog for the latest updates.
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Former President Donald Trump’s hush money case continues Tuesday in New York City with a hearing on whether or not he violated a gag order. Newsweek has a reporter inside the courtroom and will bring you live updates below.

11 min ago 09:46 AM EDT
Prosecutors: Eight posts made on Truth Social, two on campaign website
Counsel has returned and Judge Juan Merchan is back at the bench.
The prosecution is handing out documents of the alleged gag order violations, saying they “pose a very real threat” to the judicial proceedings.
Eight of these posts were made on Truth Social and two were made on Trump’s campaign website. Prosecutors argue the former president also violated the order on camera during daily press conferences outside of the courtroom.
The judge explains the purpose of this hearing is to find whether Trump should be held in contempt for these violations.
What does the gag order say?
Merchan imposed a gag order against Trump in late March.
It directs Trump to refrain from making public statements about the following: witnesses, jurors, potential jurors, counsel in the case (other than the district attorney), members of the court’s staff, members of the district attorney’s staff, as well as the family members of any counsel, staff member, the court, or DA Alvin Bragg.

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