FBI Official Breaks Silence On Trump’s Gag Order

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(FixThisNation.com) – Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI, has argued that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s request to expand the gag order in the New York hush money case was just a “distraction” from the case against former President Donald Trump. 

On Monday during an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, McCabe argued that the request for clarification by Bragg was just an example of how the gag orders could end up being more of a distraction rather than an actual limitation of the speech of Donald Trump. He continued by noting that every time they had a gag order, whether it was in a criminal or civil case, the Trump team ended up taking advantage of the restrictions that were being placed to file appeals or call for clarifications to the gag orders. He continued by pointing out that in this way they made overheated statements. 

McCabe continued by pointing out that these processes were a distraction for the prosecution team, as their attention should just be on ensuring the case that they put forward was the best case possible. He added that he was unconvinced that the gag orders were worth all of the effort. 

McCabe’s comments had come before Monday night’s ruling by Justice Juan Merchan where he had further expanded the gag order of the former president in the hush money case. 

In the hush money case, the former President is facing 34 counts of illegally falsifying business records when he had reimbursed Michael Cohen, his former fixer, for the hush money payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels in exchange for keeping their affair quiet ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

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