Special Counsel Jack Smith, the man responsible for indicting former President Donald Trump, recently stressed the need to maintain a gag order on the former president after U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan issued such a decree in the case surrounding Trump’s attempts to “overturn” the 2020 presidential election.
Interestingly, Smith’s wife worked with former First Lady Michelle Obama to produce a documentary — a fact the mainstream media refuses to report.
Chutkan previously paused her gag order on Trump, but according to Smith, the measure is necessary to ensure a trial “untainted by harassment, intimidation, and threats,” as reported by the Daily Caller. The decree prevents the former president from speaking ill of Smith or any of those prosecuting him.
“The defendant knows the effect of his targeting and seeks to use it to his strategic advantage while simultaneously disclaiming any responsibility for the very acts he causes,” prosecutors argued, according to the Daily Caller.
NEW: In a breathless, 32-page motion filed yesterday, Special Counsel Jack Smith asks Judge Chutkan to lift her own stay on gag order against Trump AND to modify his conditions of release to set up a tighter contempt trap against Trump.
These people are, indeed, deranged. pic.twitter.com/jeQ7jOdCEy
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) October 26, 2023
The prosecutors, which one could argue, are bought and paid for by the Biden administration to go after the president’s leading political opponent, said that Trump’s rhetoric creates a “significant and immediate risk” that witnesses will be influenced and that “attorneys, public servants, and other court staff” will be persecuted against.
Smith cited Trump’s “repeated violations of a similar order in New York” along with a post that the former president made on Truth Social about former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
“Some people would make that deal, but they are weaklings and cowards, and so bad for the future our Failing Nation,” Trump recently wrote “I don’t think that Mark Meadows is one of them, but who really knows?”
Prosecutors said Trump “capitalized on the Court’s administrative stay to, among other prejudicial conduct, send an unmistakable and threatening message to a foreseeable witness in this case.”
The far-left American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which is nowhere near being an ally of the former president, recently defended Trump in his fight against the never-ending gag orders, writing that such a measure is “unconstitutionally vague” and prohibits speech that could be relevant toward Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign.