In connection with a Georgia indictment reportedly charging him with 13 counts connected to his and his allies’ attempts to rig the state’s 2020 election, a judge on Monday restricted the former president Trump’s use of social media.
The injunction prohibiting Donald Trump from getting in touch with his co-defendants or case witnesses directly was issued by Fulton County Superior Judge Scott McAfee.
Additionally, it prohibits the ex-president from using social media posts to threaten any defendants or witnesses in the case.
The former president has already been cautioned to refrain from making any public statements or using social media during one of his current court disputes.
Trump’s federal 2020 election case is being presided over by U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan, who earlier this month cautioned both parties to use “special care” to refrain from doing anything that would intimidate witnesses or sway the jury pool.
In Fulton County, Georgia, the former president and 18 other people were indicted last week for their alleged efforts to rig the state’s 2020 election.
The defendants must voluntarily turn themselves in by Friday at noon.
The order warned the former president not to intimidate the witnesses or the co-defendants and set a $200,000 bond for him.
This order, which the judge issued on Monday for some of the other co-defendants, was more specific than prior bond orders and made it quite clear that Trump’s ban encompasses social media posts as well.