Jack Smith Seeks ‘Rare’ and ‘Troubling’ Gag Order Against Donald Trump

Special Counsel Jack Smith has filed a request for a “narrowly tailored” gag order against former President Donald Trump that would limit his ability to speak out against judges and prosecutors in the midst of the presidential campaign.

The gag order motion has been filed with Judge Tanya Chutkan, the jurist overseeing the January 6 case against Donald Trump, who has been asked to recuse herself over her history of anti-Trump statements and hyperbolic language over the Capitol riots.

CBS News’ Catherine Herridge reported on the disturbing legal development.

“Federal prosecutors filed a motion to restrict former President Trump from making comments about witnesses, lawyers, and judges in the case surrounding his alleged attempt to overturn the 2020 election,” Herridge reported.

“Special counsel Jack Smith’s team says a ‘narrow well-defined order’ is necessary to preserve the integrity of the case,” she continued. “Prosecutors write that the former president has repeatedly and widely disseminated public statements attacking those involved in the prosecution against him.”

“Let’s bring in criminal defense attorney Joseph Tully,” she went on. “I’ve got the filing right here, and I just want to draw your attention to some of the language so we can better understand it. On



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