Trump is fighting tooth and nail to overcome recent indictments. But now he might have a new hurdle to face.
That’s because a new court filing slapped Donald Trump with a chilling gag order.
Former President Donald Trump is currently facing indictments for allegedly attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Trump and his supporters have been very critical towards the prosecutors while trying to prove his innocence.
As a result, the federal prosecution involved in his case are trying to instate a gag order against Donald Trump.
A gag order means the former President wouldn’t be allowed to publicly make certain statements regarding the case.
“Since the indictment in this case, the defendant has spread disparaging and inflammatory public posts on Truth Social on a near-daily basis regarding the citizens of the District of Columbia, the court, prosecutors, and prospective witnesses,” prosecutors said in a 19-page long court filing.
“Like his previous public disinformation campaign regarding the 2020 presidential election, the defendant’s recent extrajudicial statements are intended to undermine public confidence in an institution – the judicial system – and undermine confidence in and intimidate individuals – the court, the jury pool, witnesses and prosecutors.”
This gag order wouldn’t stop Trump from publicly pleading his innocence, but instead, it would stop him from being able to mention how credible the witnesses are or the details of their testimonies.
The order would need to be approved by Judge Tanya Chutkan before taking effect.
Chutkan has already spoken to lawyers of Donald Trump to issue a warning that she would take action if he were to “intimidate witnesses or prejudice potential jurors” with his statements.
“I caution you and your client to take special care in your public statements in this case. I will take whatever measures are necessary to protect the integrity of these proceedings,” Chutkan said to the Trump lawyers.
The gag order is likely to be approved by Judge Chutkan based on her previous warnings to Donald Trump and his legal team.
Predictably, Trump is not at all pleased with the prospect of being limited with what he can say about the case.
Last week he told the crowd during a speech in Washington D.C., that the prosecution “wants to take away my rights under the First Amendment.”
“They want to silence me because I will never let them silence you,” Trump told the audience.
The former President’s social media posts will likely be the straw on the camel’s back for the prosecutors and Judge Chutkan.
His heavy use of Truth Social and other social media platforms might come back to haunt him as Chutkan mulls over her decision for the gag order.
But for Donald Trump and his supporters, this new attack on him might backfire on the prosecution as it shows just how desperate they are to silence him.
Stay tuned to The Federalist Wire.