- Trump restraining order reinstated.
- Controversial reactions and charges.
- Ongoing legal battles.
It restricts his ability to criticize court personnel, prosecutors, or potential witnesses in the time leading up to his trial.
On Sunday, Judge Tanya Chutkan reinstated the order that she had provisionally suspended earlier this month to allow his attorneys to file an appeal.
The judge was labeled “Trump-hating” by Mr. Trump an hour after the news broke.
He wrote in a post on his Truth Social media account that the restraining order “will disadvantage me in the eyes of my political and prosecutorial adversaries.”
Charges and Not-Guilty Plea
On all counts, he has entered a not-guilty plea; his trial is scheduled for March.
Special Counsel’s Concerns
The investigation is being led by special counsel Jack Smith, who initially requested a restraining order against Mr. Trump on the grounds that his candid remarks could “prejudice” trial participants, such as jurors and court personnel.
The former president called Mr. Smith a “deranged lunatic” and “thug” among other insults.
Immediate information regarding the reason why Judge Chutkan reinstated the order was non-existent.
Ongoing Legal Battles
His attorneys had contended that the prohibition order infringed upon his freedom of expression.
Mr. Trump’s legal team also asked Judge Chutkan to recuse herself, alleging that her earlier comments implied prejudice against him.
In September, she refused to quit because Mr. Trump’s attorneys had failed to submit proof.
A ban order also applies to the former president in a separate ongoing civil fraud trial in New York.
The judge in that case fined Mr. Trump $5,000 (£4,100) and $10,000 for violating the order.