Prosecutors ask judge to issue protective order after Trump post appearing to promise revenge
Source: AP News
The Justice Department has asked a federal judge overseeing the criminal case against former President Donald Trump in Washington to step in after he released a post online that appeared to promise revenge on anyone who goes after him.
Prosecutors on Friday requested that U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan issue a protective order concerning evidence in the case, a day after Trump pleaded not guilty to charges of trying to overturn his 2020 election loss and block the peaceful transition of power. The order, different from a gag order, would limit what information Trump and his legal team could share publicly about the case brought by special counsel Jack Smith.
Chutkan on Saturday gave Trumps legal team until 5 p.m. Monday to respond to the governments request. Trumps legal team, which has indicated he would look to slow the case down despite prosecutors pledge of a speedy trial, then filed a request to extend the response deadline to Thursday and to hold a hearing on the matter.
Defendant is prepared to confer in good faith regarding an appropriate protective order and hopes the government will accept his invitation to do so, wrote Trumps lawyers. They criticized prosecutors for filing their proposal without giving the two sides enough time to discuss.
Such protective orders are common in criminal cases, but prosecutors said its particularly important in this case because Trump has posted on social media about witnesses, judges, attorneys, and others associated with legal matters pending against him.
Prosecutors pointed specifically to a post on Trumps Truth Social platform from earlier Friday in which Trump wrote, in all capital letters, If you go after me, Im coming after you!
Read more: https://apnews.com/article/trump-election-capitol-riot-indictment-protective-order-71cd642e876c47fff4e1283c15f8ca01
what a culmination of evidence from the mouth of shithole. He is a menace to society.
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What are they defending? Is he going to plead insanity? Or are they going to say someone else sent it on his behalf and it wasn't his words.
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Trump has been targeting Jack Smith and his family (by name) since the day he was appointed special counsel...Trump put the crosshairs on the backs of Fani Willis, Alvin Bragg, Letitia James, Judge Juan Merchan (and his daughter), Judge Lewis Kaplan, and Merrick Garland.."IF YOU GO AFTER ME, I'M COMING AFTER YOU" is not a one-off..Trump's obscene drumbeat is all day, every day...his raging Truth Social texts, be they a call to his hateful faithful to gather in 'protest' at courthouses, assaulting E. Jean Carroll, fabricating lies about Shay Moss and Ruby Freeman..they have to stop and I hope Judge Chutkan is the one to make sure they do...
He always has to play games and engage in a power struggle.
Its always somebody elses fault not his. Hes always the victim, being just a sweet innocent well intentioned good guy that he is. Just ask his astute base and theyll tell you how great he is.
He never ever would go after anyone one on one. He gets others or his imbecilic followers to do his dirty work. He's a coward and needs to called just that. He is an insecure narcissist and a cowardly liar and the media needs to start calling him out. "Mr. President some are saying your behavior is cowardly how do respond to these critics."
TFG is going to delay this case as long as possible
Jack Smith rejects the need for delay
Here is a link to the latest motion filed by Jack Smith
defendant suggests that the delay will enable Defendant to fully assess the Proposed Order and
advise the Court of applicable law. ECF No. 11 at 1. Nothing prevents defense counsel from
doing just that on the schedule already ordered by the Court. To the extent defense counsel wants
to confer further, Government counsel is available at any timeevenings, weekends, or holidays.
And if the Court enters the proposed protective order and the defendant later is dissatisfied, the
defendant can seek to modify the order at any time.
campaign tour. Can't interrupt the cash cow.
He attacked Pence:
He's about to enter the "and find out" phase of fucking around. Oh yes.