A judge on the New York appeals court temporarily removed the gag order that prevented Trump and his lawyers from speaking publicly about the judge’s staff, particularly the chief law clerk with whom he confers while sitting on the bench, earlier this month. Trump and his legal team have claimed that the law clerk’s ties to groups that back the New York attorney general—who filed a lawsuit against Trump—make her politically biassed against him. Because of her regular interactions with the judge, they said she is “co-judging” the case. Given the constitutional difficulties involved, the appeals court judge stated that he would remove the gag order so that a more diverse panel of justices might provide their opinions.
After the gag order was withdrawn on November 16, the number of messages increased, and about half of those harassing messages were antisemitic, according to the judge’s lawyers’ arguments last week, urging the appeals court to reinstate the gag order.
The legal team representing Trump has stated that their client is immune from criticism.
The disgraceful garbage in the texts, however, is in no way associated with President Trump or his advisors. In addition, neither President Trump nor his legal team have ever commented on the Principal Law Clerk’s faith, looks, or personal life, they informed the appeals court.