Jack Smith is seeking a “narrow” gag order on Donald Trump.
He wants to limit what public statements Donald Trump can make.
Special counsel Jack Smith accused former President Donald Trump of engaging in a “public disinformation campaign regarding the 2020 presidential election,” and is seeking a “narrow, well-defined restriction” on what he can say.
Mr. Smith is requesting Judge Tanya Chutkan to issue a “narrowly tailored” order to limit what public statements President Trump is allowed to make, and to review any pre-trial surveys, polls, focus groups, or other similar studies conducted by either side.
Mr. Smith is prosecuting a case against President Trump for challenging the 2020 presidential election, arguing that he went too far and “defrauded” citizens in his bid to delay the electoral vote certification. President Trump was charged with four counts of conspiracy and pleaded not guilty.
Judge Chutkan—who is presiding over the case—is known for her harsh sentencing in other Jan. 6, 2021-related cases. President Trump has requested that she recuse herself, while Mr. Smith has argued that there is “no valid basis” for her to step down from the case.
Donald Trump reacted to the news by blasting Joe Biden and Jack Smith.
Trump said, “So, I’m campaigning for President against an incompetent person who has WEAPONIZED the DOJ & FBI to go after his Political Opponent, & I am not allowed to COMMENT? They Leak, Lie, & Sue, & they won’t allow me to SPEAK?”
Biden Prosecutor, Deranged Jack Smith, has asked the Court to limit 45th President, and leading Republican Nominee (by more than 50 points, & beating Dems!) DONALD J. TRUMP’S, PUBLIC STATEMENTS. So, I’m campaigning for President against an incompetent person who has WEAPONIZED the DOJ & FBI to go after his Political Opponent, & I am not allowed to COMMENT? They Leak, Lie, & Sue, & they won’t allow me to SPEAK? How else would I explain that Jack Smith is DERANGED, or Crooked Joe is INCOMPETENT?