Trump to appear via video to hear warning about sharing evidence in Manhattan DA case
Former President Trump is scheduled to appear virtually in New York criminal court Tuesday afternoon to hear new rules that will bar him from using evidence to attack witnesses.
Judge Juan Manuel Merchan agreed to take the extra step of personally instructing the former president on the terms, which were outlined in a protective order May 8.
Prosecutors requested the order shortly after Trump’s arraignment, citing what they described as a history of making “harassing, embarrassing, and threatening statements” toward individuals involved in legal disputes.
Trump’s scheduled appearance will be his first since April 4, when he pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records related to payments his company made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels via his former lawyer Michael Cohen.
While Trump’s lawyers and the prosecutors are required to attend the hearing in person Tuesday, Trump will be connected by video conference, avoiding the security precautions taken last month.
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