The Washington DC Court of Appeals This Tuesday he rejected the request of the former president of USA, donald trumpto review the silence order issued against him in the criminal case of electoral conspiracy of 2020.
This is what in our country is known as a legal muzzle. In this case, the order prohibited Trump from speaking about the witnesses either juries in the trial for electoral conspiracy, since it could interfere with his task to give a fair ruling.
In August of last year, trump pleaded not guilty to leading a criminal “conspiracy” to annul his defeat in the 2020 elections, before the Washington federal court after talking for 30 minutes. This plot culminated in a violent attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, days before the businessman ended his mandate.
The Republican leader assured the judge Moxila Upadhyaya that was declared “not guilty” of the four charges of which he is accused. The prosecution claims that trump and six other unidentified people They conspired to alter the result of the 2020 presidential elections.
At that time, the prosecutor Jack Smith presented a 45-page accusation where he indicated that the former president and his allies promoted false claims, pressured state and federal officials so that they altered the results and presented fake voter lists to get votes from the democratic candidate, Joe Biden.
trump faces four charges: conspire to defraud the United Statesconspire to obstruct an official proceeding (allegations of electoral fraud), depriving citizens of their rights to have their votes counted and obstructing an official proceeding (attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021). The most serious charge carries a penalty of 20 years in prison.