(TruthAndLiberty.com) – On Friday Jack Smith, the Department of Justice (DOJ) special counsel pushed for a gag order to be placed on what statements former President Donald Trump should be allowed to make publicly, pointing out that his recent posts online could be threatening witnesses in his criminal cases.
Earlier this month federal prosecutors had called for a limited gag order and had attempted to restrict Trump from making “certain prejudicial extrajudicial statements” regarding the witnesses and criminal cases. On Friday in the updated request Smith argued that Trump should not be allowed to continue to bring the case in front of the public opinion court instead of the court of law. He further claimed that this was undermining the legal process.
The updated request specifically points to Trump’s recent Truth Social posts in which he has been blasting Judge Tanya Chutkan, former President Mike Pence, and Gen. Mark Milley who is the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Milley retired on Friday and had previously served in the Trump administration. Both Pence and Milley are expected to be witnesses in the federal case against Trump.
Last week, Trump stated about Milley that he had committed “treason” and that he should face the death penalty because of that. The threat led to many former officials of the Trump administration reacting negatively to the comment, while Milley argued that he would be taking “appropriate measures” to ensure the safety of his family and himself.
Prosecutors argued that no other defendant would be allowed to make public statements calling for the execution of one of the potential witnesses and that Trump should not be allowed to make such statements either.
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