Smith requests gag order on disgraced former president

Source: The Hill

“Special counsel Jack Smith on Friday asked a judge to limit the extent former President Trump can discuss his looming trial on charges related to his effort to block the transfer of power in the 2020 election, citing a history of targeting those who ‘present an obstacle’ to him. The order asks federal district court Judge Tanya Chutkan to restrict ‘certain prejudicial extrajudicial statements’ from Trump about the 2020 election case, seeking a ‘narrow, well-defined restriction’ limiting discussion about the testimony or credibility of witnesses in the case, as well as court personnel and jurors. … ‘The defendant knows that when he publicly attacks individuals and institutions, he inspires others to perpetrate threats and harassment against his targets,’ prosecutors wrote in the filing.” (09/15/23)