Jack Smith’s team tries for anoth­er Trump gag order after get­ting shot down

Jack Smith’s team tries for another Trump gag order after getting shot down

Spe­cial coun­sel Jack Smith is mak­ing a sec­ond request that a gag order be imposed on for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump after Judge Alieen Can­non reject­ed the pre­vi­ous motion.
Smith’s request would bar Trump from mak­ing state­ments about the law enforce­ment offi­cers who searched his Mar-a-Lago home and found large stash­es of clas­si­fied doc­u­ments. In Flori­da, Trump is charged on 40 counts stem­ming from his alleged mis­han­dling of clas­si­fied doc­u­ments after he left the White House and efforts to obstruct the Jus­tice Department’s inves­ti­ga­tion.
“These decep­tive and inflam­ma­to­ry claims expose the law enforce­ment pro­fes­sion­als who are involved in this case to unjus­ti­fied and unac­cept­able risks: they invite the sort of threats and harass­ment that have occurred when oth­er par­tic­i­pants in legal pro­ceed­ings against Trump have been tar­get­ed by his invec­tive,” pros­e­cu­tors Jay Bratt and David Har­bach wrote. …