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Special counsel asks judge to limit Trump’s public statements in federal election subversion case

Justice Department prosecutors want US District Judge Tanya Chutkan to reel in Donald Trump’s public statements in the federal 2020 election interference case against him, asking her to place a court order limiting what he can say, according to a newly released filing.

The request for a limited gag order, filed in recent days, represents the most direct response from prosecutors with special counsel Jack Smith’s office to the former president’s public statements to date. The Justice Department said the order is needed to protect the integrity of his trial in March.

“The defendant is now attempting to do the same thing in this criminal case — to undermine confidence in the criminal justice system and prejudice the jury pool through disparaging and inflammatory attacks on the citizens of this District, the Court, prosecutors, and prospective witnesses,” prosecutors wrote in their filing.

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by Anonymousreply 4September 16, 2023 6:09 AM

Prosecutors argued Trump “knows that when he publicly attacks individuals and institutions, he inspires others to perpetrate threats and harassment against his targets.”

The prosecutors said they do not want to block Trump from being able to quote or reference the court record or to proclaim his innocence.

by Anonymousreply 1September 15, 2023 11:16 PM

Slap a muzzle on this sleazy criminal.

by Anonymousreply 2September 16, 2023 12:08 AM

Shut that fat traitor's anus mouth, Jack!

by Anonymousreply 3September 16, 2023 4:41 AM

Oh sure, that should work. Trump is bound to shut up now.

by Anonymousreply 4September 16, 2023 6:09 AM
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