In a continuation of the Democrats’ forever persecution of former President Donald Trump, the judge overseeing the former president’s case in Washington, D.C., has reimposed a gag order.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) October 30, 2023
U.S. District Court judge Tanya Chutkan, appointed by former President Barack Obama, recently reimposed a gag order on Trump, preventing the former president from speaking ill about Special Counsel Jack Smith or his staff.
Smith, whose wife worked with former first lady Michelle Obama to produce a documentary, is the man responsible for indicting Trump. The special counsel’s investigation surrounds the former president’s so-called attempts to “overturn” the 2020 presidential election.
In a blatant example of the Biden administration’s weaponization of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Trump now must go before a biased judge and deal with indictments from left-leaning individuals.
Nevertheless, Trump has vowed to fight the bogus indictments against him. In response to the reimplementation of a gag order, the former president said he “will not stand” by it and will appeal it.
“I have just learned that the very Biased, Trump Hating Judge in D.C., who should have RECUSED herself due to her blatant and open loathing of your favorite President, ME, has reimposed a GAG ORDER which will put me at a disadvantage against my prosecutorial and political opponents,” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
“This order, according to many legal scholars, is unthinkable! It illegally and unconstitutionally takes away my First Amendment Right of Free Speech, in the middle of my campaign for President, where I am leading against BOTH Parties in the Polls,” the former president added.
“Few can believe this is happening, but I will appeal,” he continued. “How can they tell the leading candidate that he, and only he, is seriously restricted from campaigning in a free and open manner? It will not stand!”
Even some left-leaning allies of the Biden administration know the case against Trump is politically motivated and based on unsubstantiated claims.
Recently, the far-left American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed an amicus brief with the court overseeing Trump’s case in Washington, D.C.
The ACLU argued that Chutkan’s gag order is too broad and would prevent Trump from making statements that may be crucial to his 2024 presidential campaign, as reported by the Daily Caller.
In her nine-page decision, Chutkan said Trump’s use of the First Amendment as a reason to strike down the gag order would turn out unsuccessful.
“Defendant’s repeated appeals to broad First Amendment values therefore ignore that the court pursuant to its obligation to protect the integrity of these proceedings—recognized those values but, in balancing them against the potential prejudice resulting from certain kinds of statements, found them outweighed,” Chutkan wrote.