Friday Surprise: Smith Wants Gag Order Placed On Trump

  • Special Counsel Jack Smith, appointed by Biden’s Department of Justice to go after President Donald Trump, is now seeking to prevent the former president and current Republican front runner from speaking publicly about the federal government’s prosecution of him.
  • In August, Smith asked for a gag order against Trump in the case he brought against him in Florida after the Department of Justice instructed the FBI to raid his Mar-a-Lago home and seize his personal documents. They claim that Trump should not be permitted to speak about “sensitive and confidential information” as it would have a “harmful chilling effect on witnesses or adversely affect the fair administration of justice in this case.”
  • In a Friday filing, Smith asked a federal judge to impose a “narrowly tailored” gag order to stop Trump from making statements that Smith and his team feel could harm their case.
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