Prosecutor gets protective order due to fightin’ words from Trump

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On Friday, former President Donald Trump wrote on TruthSocial a statement: “IF YOU GO AFTER ME, I’M COMING AFTER YOU!”

Later on Friday, the Biden Administration’s special counsel Jack Smith asked the federal judge overseeing former Trump’s most recent federal indictment to issue a protective order, saying that what Trump wrote was a threat.

Smith also said the judge needs to put a gag order on Trump, so he won’t talk about the case in public.

On Saturday, the federal judge agreed and slapped an order on Trump to shut up about any trial evidence he knows about in his upcoming election interference case.

District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan’s ruling agreed with Smith, based on Trump’s prolific social media history.

“Such a restriction is particularly important in this case because the defendant has previously issued public statements on social media regarding witnesses, judges, attorneys, and others associated with legal matters pending against him,” Smith wrote. “If the defendant were to begin issuing public posts using details — or, for example, grand jury transcripts — obtained in discovery here, it could have a harmful chilling effect on witnesses or adversely affect the fair administration of justice in this case.”

Trump’s legal and campaign team argue that what Trump said was not a threat; it’s political speech, protected by the First Amendment. In fact, Trump said nothing about the trial in his social media post, “IF YOU GO AFTER ME, I’M COMING AFTER YOU!”

“This is a fast-moving railroad without any concern for justice,” said Trump attorney John Lauro.

“The Truth post cited is the definition of political speech, and was in response to the RINO, China-loving, dishonest special interest groups and Super PACs, like the ones funded by the Koch brothers and the Club for No Growth,” the Trump campaign said.

On Fox News, Jesse Watters, noted that such things have always backfired against the Biden Administration: “So far, Biden’s attempts to arrest Trump are backfiring. Trump is now demolishing the Republican Primary Field. The harder the Washington establishment tries to separate Trump from the people, the tighter that bond becomes.”

65 COMMENTS

  1. I read that even if President were convicted and sentenced, he could not be imprisoned because he is guaranteed secret service protection 24, 7 and they cannot be jailed also.

  2. Very typical of the cowardly little Democrats. Run to mommy judge and cry. These Democrats are really going to get theirs in 2024. And I’m not just talking about losing at the ballot box………

  3. No greater threat to American democracy than Trump. He has divided and weakened us and if he is re-elected we won’t survive.

    • Listen to the retards complaining. Best medication for Trump Derangement Syndrome is to stay permanently hydrated with whiskey and vodka. It won’t hurt your brain, Paola, because you clearly don’t have one. Go back to your home country.

    • Keep bashing Trump! I gotta pimp out the rest of my family to collect some more cash. I just had to claim another grandkid and that means DR jill an I gotta fill another stocking this christmas. Damn! Someone needs to show that boy how to use a condom.

    • Trump didn’t divide us. The left divided us.

      Trump just laid bare what has been going on in DC since at least Bush 41.

    • The United States of America is a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy. Therefore Trump is no threat to America.

    • ‘No greater threat to American democracy than Trump. He has divided and weakened us and if he is re-elected we won’t survive.

      According to Jack Smith’s criteria, Paola Estradan has just threatened all Trump supporters! Maybe we should all run to a judge for ‘protection”? Lol!

    • We do not live in a democracy. We live in a Constitutional Republic.

      The word democracy is not mentioned a single time in the Constitution.

      • Our country was formed as a constitutional republic, but the Organic Act of 1871 created the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC. we are all cogs and tax producers of USA, INC now.

    • Trump divided us? Trump was the one who started the Russia collusion hoax? Trump was the one who pushed two hoax impeachments? Trump is the one who imposed fax and mask mandates? Trump is the one who pushed CRT? Trump is the one who pushed DEI and ESG?

      I think it was someone else.

    • Unsure. There is some precedent (weak, but existing) to this. And gag orders are common.

      • Nothing Trump said pertained to this trial, and the chilling effect the prosecutor thought would happen was that they might have to tell truth if everyone knows what they said.

  4. Originally I’d say threatening a prosecutor is a bad idea.

    But considering Smith is a lawfare hit man and Trump has 29,501 cases open against him….

    What he got to lose?

  5. A real Mob Boss doesn’t need to make this threat out loud as everyone around him already knows the state of play. Trump, however, being a petty and small-time Capo, needs to flex to make the point.

    Trump needs to be convicted, sent to jail, and never be allowed to get close to elected office again.

    Jack Smith, you’re my new hero.

    • Doggie boy, If Trump is such a small time punk hoodlum, why have the Democrats had such a tough time in nailing him? I mean it’s been what, 5, 6, or 7 years now that your top flite Ivy League boys with unlimited funds backing them have chased him like the hounds of hell and yet… nada.
      I’m not a Trumpanzie, I can take him or leave him, but it’s alarming how you commie leftists coalesced in hating on Trump. It’s an obsession with you guys. Especially in light of the crooked wanna be “Gangsta” that currently is leading your party. But then you pinko’s are really good at accusing others of what you are doing, right?

        • HOW many decades have US residents been disrespected by stipend receivers?? The stipend receivers literally hate the people who have elected them. The stipend receivers have blossomed in numbers. Too entrenched. The US Corporation is struggling to be solvent. These are problems that Trump couldn’t get to solving because as the democrats said “We won’t let him”.

          • Doggie doo is talking about Peltola. “If the money is right….” means she won’t vote to impeach crooked, perverted Joe Biden, so long as Biden gets Peltola’s husband more federal money for Peltola’s imaginary businesses. The old bribe game that Democrats use with taxpayer’s/government money.

  6. Do they really believe once these Deep State Psychopaths get totally exposed that there will not be some kinda of punishment after years and years of political witch hunts, and flat out lies and propaganda , these lunatics who are all in on this political persecution all need rounded up and jailed, every single one of them, If Trumps the man who’s able to orchestrate that. More power to him , he deserves a day of real justice, the kind the sends the real traitors, liars, and parasitical lunatics away for years. The problem is it’s got to be nearly all the democrats and several RINO republicans aswell, the sickness and corruption runs Deep in the Swamp, Very Deep! And then it needs to be a state by state clean up of other entrenched psychopaths in State GOVERNMENTS!!!

  7. I feel like Jack Smith complains daily about his neighbors under a assumed name on his neighhood Facebook page and that he collects windchimes and Precious Moments figurines.

  8. Trump will never see the inside of a jail cell, beyond possibly a photo op.

    And everyone with two brain cells in the same zip code knows it.

  9. Another stupid – just a way to control the narrative. Clearly NOT a threat, clearly not a compromise of any trial information. Jack Smith is a traitor, deserving of severe criticism and disbarment. When this all comes back on the commie/dems, the cry in the media will be worse, but maybe it will serve to restore some semblance of respectful civil politics – and no, I’m not dreaming. Sign me “sick of the hate.”

  10. In a normal case, Trump’s statement is unwise. But in a political case, it is spot on. Appears that he is going to put the judge and prosecution in the position of demonstrating to everyone that this, like the two impeachments is a purely political act. Jack Smith doubles down on that with every single gag order he offers. Won’t have to double very many times before you approach certainty. Cheers –

  11. A gag order? This judge needs to be deported to South America where she would fit nicely into some Banana Republic kangaroo court!

  12. His threats remind me of the time when Sarah Palin was governor. Abruptly quit, and she sounded really scared. After that, she sicked her Christian Taliban crews on those she “perceived” as enemies. They have tried to, and, have taken out innocents, and she has had cover with the Governors. Nothing to see here they chirp. Evil.

  13. Not surprised at all.
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    The prosecutor is a child….errr…. I mean a leftist, and as such, words are the equivalent of physical violence. Ohhh…. poor pitiful me, I was offended. They will twist whatever is said or written into some kind of insult or threat to suit them.
    .
    Additionally, the entire indictment is based on the prosecutor’s ability to read Trump’s mind. Read it, Trump knowing lied…. Trump knew he lost the election…. etc… etc…. It is all about the prosecutor “knowing” Trump deliberately lied.
    And, now… He “knows” Trump is threatening him.

  14. Jack Smith – Making America Great Again! This Smith guy is so intimidating that every time I listen to him talk about criminal charges I feel compelled to search my own garage to make sure I haven’t misplaced some top secret papers! Not a guy you want to mess with.

    • You really don’t know anything about him.

      But his record doesn’t matter as long as he goes after Orange Man.

    • Sebastian – Jack Smith’s prosecutorial wins have eventually been overturned by the higher courts more times than a shit-stained carpet. He is a political hitman, pure and simple!

    • Jack Smith sounds like he is inebriated every time his lips move, he looks the part too. Have you seen his record of prosecutions? I have and impressive it is not.

  15. Jack Smith is a member of the (BAR) British Accreditation Registry. A very drunk big-shot corporate Attorney from back east told us that a long time ago. I believe he was telling us the truth, and they are all unregistered foreign agents in control of the court system which is nothing more than a huge profiteering business with numerous franchises and corporation file numbers and DUNS numbers. There is nothing judicial about any of them. Why is Trump even bothering to argue with them? Does he not know about their foreign status?

    • Sounds like you are drunk and acting like a typical Magabillie. Just accept what someone crazy or drunk says as the truth no matter how stupid is sounds. Two minutes of google time will give you clue and inform you that the BAR you refer to is not any type of membership organization for individuals and has absolutely nothing to do with the courts. Or perhaps someone hacked their site and added disinformation?

    • There is no law against lying. Now… there are laws that will criminalize the lying IF you knowingly cause harm by lying.
      The “claim” here is that Trump’s speech included known lies with the intent of creating distrust in the election process. If it can be demonstrated that Trump knowingly and deliberately lied with an intent to… something… he can be charged with damaging that something. For the life of me, I cannot tell what something was damaged, and how, but Jack Smith seems to think something was irreparably damaged…

  16. If the DOJ and its sycophants can pull this off with President Trump, it can and will happen to anyone who opposes the Marxist oligarchs. Beware folks. This actually IS a slippery slope.

  17. Trump has lost his flipping mind. he’s just some fool at this point running around spouting off stuff. I really think he needs professional help.

  18. Article says Smith requested a protective order and a gag order. Article says judge issued an ‘order’, presumably a gag order? No ‘protective’ order?

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