Particular Counsel Jack Smith proposes a ‘narrowly tailor-made’ gag order on President Trump

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Particular counsel Jack Smith requested a federal decide in Washington, D.C., to impose a “narrowly tailor-made” order barring former President Donald Trump from making public statements that would “pose a critical and substantial threat of fabric hurt to this case.”

In a submitting, Smith’s workplace accused Trump of participating in a broad marketing campaign of misinformation and harassment aimed toward intimidating prosecutors and undermining public confidence within the judicial system throughout his trial.

Former President Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower

Former President Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower on April 3, 2023 in New York. (AP Photograph/Yuki Iwamura/File)

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“Within the service of his felony conspiracy, and thru false public statements, the defendant sought to undermine public confidence within the administration of elections and to intimidate people who refuted his lies,” the lawsuit states.

“The defendant is now making an attempt to do the identical factor on this felony case — to undermine confidence within the felony justice system and hurt the jury pool by insulting and inflammatory assaults on the residents of this district, the court docket, prosecutors, and potential witnesses.” “The recording mentioned.

Special Counsel Jack Smith

Jack Smith, US Particular Counsel, speaks throughout a press convention in Washington, D.C., US, on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. (Al Drago/Bloomberg by way of Getty Photographs)

If accepted by Decide Tanya Chutkan, this “well-defined restriction” would forestall Trump from making statements relating to the identification, testimony or credibility of potential witnesses.

Trump has pleaded “not responsible” in federal courts to all 4 federal costs stemming from Smith’s investigation into 2020 election interference and the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot.


The 2024 Republican Celebration front-runner is charged with conspiracy to defraud the USA, conspiracy to hinder an official continuing, obstruction and try to hinder an official continuing, and conspiracy in opposition to rights.

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