Trump’s Jan 6 Problems Continue To Haunt Him

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – A federal judge is going to be hearing from the Department of Justice and former President Donald Trump’s lawyers following a request from prosecutors for a “narrow” gag order that would block Trump from attacking all those involved in the Jan. 6 case, including the witnesses.

Prosecutors have noted that the gag order is aiming to address the “disparaging and inflammatory” remarks made by Trump against all those involved in the case. They further pointed out that these comments could serve as witness intimidation and could taint the jury pool.

In the motion requesting the gag order, Smith’s team pointed out that following the indictment, Trump had repeatedly taken to Truth Social to publicly attack the Court, witnesses, and prosecutors.

Trump, who will not appear during the hearing, took to social media to respond to the gag order and make false statements about the extent of the order. As he wrote, the gag order was an attempt to silence him, as it would no longer be possible for him to slam those who were attempting to silence him, including the weaponized FBI, the Justice Department, and President Joe Biden.

In his Truth Social post, Trump also claimed that they were trying to take away his First Amendment rights and his ability to defend himself.

However, that is not true, as under the order, Trump would still be allowed to criticize the DOJ and Biden, but the gag order would limit what Trump was able to say in order to attack special counsel Jack Smith and his team.

Trump would also still be allowed to discuss the case and even proclaim that he has committed no wrongdoing and is innocent.

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