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Wed Nov 15, 2023, 08:23 AM Nov 2023

Federal prosecutors want Trump gag order upheld, pointing to attacks on special counsel's family

Source: CNN Politics

Updated 7:47 PM EST, Tue November 14, 2023

CNN — The Justice Department on Tuesday urged a Washington, DC, appeals court to uphold the gag order against Donald Trump in his federal election subversion criminal case, saying the former president’s recent attacks on special counsel Jack Smith’s family underscore why restrictions on Trump’s speech are necessary.

“There has never been a criminal case in which a court has granted a defendant an unfettered right to try his case in the media, malign the prosecutor and his family, and … target specific witnesses with attacks on their character and credibility,” Smith’s team told the US DC Circuit Court of Appeals in a filing.

Trump is asking the appeals court to undo the limited gag order issued last month by District Judge Tanya Chutkan. The former president has already failed once in his bid to undo the gag order, and the appeals court is set to hear oral arguments on the matter next week.

In a brief last week, Trump’s legal team told the appeals court that Chutkan went too far when she issued the order, which it called “sweepingly overbroad,” and repeated arguments that the order amounts to an unconstitutional check on his speech and limits his ability to campaign. On Tuesday, Republican attorneys general from 18 states echoed the claims in a “friend of the court” brief, urging the court to strike the order down.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2023/11/14/politics/trump-gag-order-special-counsel-family/index.html

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Federal prosecutors want Trump gag order upheld, pointing to attacks on special counsel's family (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Nov 2023 OP
People are saying they should cut his tongue out. Lots of people. Smart people. twodogsbarking Nov 2023 #1
And lop off his teeny fingers. AllyCat Nov 2023 #2
They couldn't lop off his tiny mushroom. Too hard to find! machoneman Nov 2023 #4
Especially given how futile it would be ExWhoDoesntCare Nov 2023 #10
Special Counsel, Prosecutors, Lawyers, staffers, Judges, Jurors, etc.......... Lovie777 Nov 2023 #3
Why is every judge and policing body afraid of this fucking lump? Magoo48 Nov 2023 #5
The myth: Eyeball_Kid Nov 2023 #8
Thanks Magoo48 Nov 2023 #11
This treasonous fucker should have been imprisoned AGES ago. RobertDevereaux Nov 2023 #6
im fed up with the dunkoff/ ignramus/magga dork/ mess/ lump AllaN01Bear Nov 2023 #7
Pass time to stop the coddling. republianmushroom Nov 2023 #9


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3. Special Counsel, Prosecutors, Lawyers, staffers, Judges, Jurors, etc..........
Wed Nov 15, 2023, 09:01 AM
Nov 2023

family, friends, themselves are harmed in any way, I'll blame shithole.


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5. Why is every judge and policing body afraid of this fucking lump?
Wed Nov 15, 2023, 09:28 AM
Nov 2023

Real question here. The man is laughable. WTF.


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8. The myth:
Wed Nov 15, 2023, 10:56 AM
Nov 2023

Trump is believed to have real power over millions of potentially violent people intent on having a fascist dictator in their midst. But Trump's real power is the sway he has over the media industry. He has them BELIEVING in the myth of a fascist movement in the nation-- that an army of fascists will overrun the nation's institutions. But it's the media's clinging to that emotion-driven sales point that is the true danger. Fear sells, and the media has ginned up Trump's "power" for the increase of viewership and therefore, the ad sales. For sure, some of Trump's perceived threat is real. There ARE violent people out there just itching to be on the leading edge of counter revolution. But the nation is NOT so severely disadvantaged economically for a rising tide of fascism to take hold. We are still a vibrant consumer-driven society, albeit with plenty of shortcomings and imperfections. Trump's more recent leanings toward punishing and destroying people are not what wins over otherwise ambivalent voters or supporters, no less people who vastly prefer self-government over dictatorship.

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