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Tensions escalate as lawyers for the Manhattan District Attorney (DA) clash with former President Donald Trump over a contentious gag order.

Just two days following Trump’s social media assault targeting the daughter of the judge presiding over his New York hush-money case, legal sparks fly as prosecutors call for immediate action.

The Manhattan district attorney’s legal team wasted no time, swiftly penning a letter to Judge Juan Merchan, urging clarity on the boundaries of the gag order. They demanded that Trump cease his relentless attacks on family members, invoking the term ‘contumacious’ to highlight what they see as willful disobedience.

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This legal showdown stems from a limited gag order issued by Judge Merchan, aimed at curbing Trump’s commentary on potential witnesses, jurors, court staff, and their families. However, the order notably allows Trump to continue his public discourse on both Judge Merchan and District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

Trump, never one to shy away from controversy, took to social media to voice his disdain for the gag order and took a jab at Merchan’s daughter over an alleged post—a move that further fueled the legal firestorm.

But amidst the drama, a twist emerged: the alleged post from Judge Merchan’s daughter was debunked as a manipulation of an old account she had abandoned, casting doubt on Trump’s accusations.

As the courtroom battle intensifies, prosecutors argue that Trump’s inflammatory remarks could jeopardize the safety of potential witnesses, potentially influencing their willingness to testify in the upcoming trial slated for April 15.

Trump, who pleaded not guilty to charges of falsifying business records related to hush money payments, maintains his innocence as the legal showdown unfolds in the heart of New York City.

In a legal drama gripping the nation, all eyes are on the courtroom, awaiting the next twist in this high-profile case that pits a former president against the justice system.

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