Recently, Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York sounded off on the issuance of a gag order on former President Donald Trump, labeling the motion as “unconstitutional” and “illegal.” New York County Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron “gagged” Mr. Trump’s legal team from discussing “confidential communications.”
According to a copy of the order reported on by the Messenger, Engoron mandated that “All counsel are prohibited from making any public statements, in or out of court, that refer to any confidential communications, in any form, between my staff and me.’” Engoron further noted that failure to abide by this order would result in “serious sanctions.”
However, Rep. Stefanik weighed in on the matter, slamming Engoron as a “Far Left Judge” representing the interests of the Democrat party. The New York Republican insisted the gag order violates the law and goes beyond the powers granted in the Constitution.
“It’s unconstitutional and illegal to put a GAG order on President Trump and his legal team. The Far Left Judge’s clerk is a major Democrat donor and operative who has apparently donated more than the yearly limit for a New York Judge’s staff member,” she stated.
Stefanik continued explaining how she believes the order violates Mr. Trump and his legal counsel’s First Amendment rights to discuss matters pertaining to the case against the former president. The representative claims the political bias of the law clerk demands special consideration, given her role in the case.
“It is illegal and un-American for the Leftist Judge in NY to order that President Trump and his legal team can’t raise issues about the Judge’s biased law clerk — especially when it is very obvious that she is playing an integral role in this case,” she added.
Stefanik continues illustrating what she alleges is a disturbing trend of Democrats attempting to silence defendants who contradict their political agenda, especially when it is the biggest challenger to Joe Biden in the upcoming election. Rep. Stefanik called upon the GOP to consolidate their efforts into backing Trump and fighting the alleged corruption in the federal government.
“This is a dangerous pattern by Democrats across the country to try to muzzle any defendant, let alone the leading Presidential candidate who is leading in all the polls against corrupt Joe Biden. Republicans must join together to fight back against the unprecedented and illegal weaponization of Government against President Trump. I will do everything in my power as the Republican House Conference Chair to stop this madness,” she said.
Trump has maintained that the legal battles brought against him are baseless and corrupt. The American Tribune recently reported on comments from the former president where he claimed this was the beginning of “communism” in America.
“I’m leading Joe Biden by a lot, which is probably why this is still happening. No probably, it’s definitely. They’re Coordinating with Washington, 100%. But without that, do none of these cases would be going on. They’ve weaponized justice in our country. This trial is a disgrace. Never happened, a thing like this has never happened before. And it is simply – I put it in financial statements with a disclaimer. In other words, don’t even bother reading them, to the banks,” Mr. Trump said. This is a railroading. And it’s the beginning of communism in our country. This is the beginning of communism,” he added.
Featured image credit: Office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
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