Newfound support for former President Donald Trump came on Tuesday from a truly unexpected source: the historically left-leaning American Civil Liberties Union. It’s worth noting that the ACLU filed over four hundred separate legal claims against the actions of the Trump Administration during his first term, but even a group so clearly opposed to the America First agenda has to adhere to at least one standard it was founded on: freedom of speech.
The ACLU filed a friend-of-the-court or amicus brief Tuesday which according to reports, openly defended Trump and condemned U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan’s gag order against him.
According to the legal brief filed by the ACLU the organization outlined in excruciating detail that Chukan’s order preventing Trump from making statements or “directing others to make any public statements, that target (1) the Special Counsel prosecuting this case or his staff; (2) defense counsel or their staff; (3) any of this court’s staff or other supporting personnel; or (4) any reasonably foreseeable witness or the substance of their testimony.”
Specifically, the ACLU pronounces, between admonishments of Trump’s past statements as “patently false and has caused great harm to countless individuals, as well as to the Republic itself,” that