Special Counsel Requests ‘Narrow’ Gag Order On Trump

Federal prosecutors have asked the judge overseeing Donald Trump's case regarding his efforts to overturn the 2020 election to impose a "narrowly tailored" gag order.
Donald Trump in the Oval Office (image: public domain)

Following Donald Trump’s social media attacks on people related to the federal case regarding his indictment on charges of conspiring to overturn the 2020 election, federal prosecutors have asked the judge overseeing the case to impose a “narrowly tailored” gag order.

From the New York Times:

The request to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, who has herself been the subject of some of Mr. Trump’s verbal assaults, brought to a head the simmering issue of the former president’s online statements.

In a 19-page motion, prosecutors complained that some of the people Mr. Trump has gone after on social media — including the special counsel, Jack Smith, who has filed two indictments against the former president — experienced subsequent threats from other people.

“Since the indictment in this case, the defendant has spread disparaging and inflammatory public posts on Truth Social on a near-daily basis regarding the citizens of the District of Columbia, the court, prosecutors, and prospective witnesses,” prosecutors wrote.

The request goes on to say Trump’s social media attacks are intended to undermine public confidence in the judicial system and intimidate the jury pool.

Gag order or not, it won’t matter. Trump won’t shut up. In fact, he’s already responded to the request on his Truth Social account calling Special Counsel Jack Smith “deranged” for the umpteenth time.

Special Counsel Requests ‘Narrow’ Gag Order On Trump