(PartiallyPolitics.com) – U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan recently imposed a gag order on former President Donald Trump in relation to the Jan. 6 federal case against him. Following Monday’s hearing the judge stated that after a request from the prosecutors, she would be putting a “narrowly tailored” gag order against Trump. She further noted that the threatening remarks made by the former president justified the imposition of the gag order.
The partial order prohibits Trump from making any public statement attacking or targeting any potential witness in this case, special counsel Jack Smith, any of the prosecuting staff, or any court staff. Following the imposition Trump responded with eight words.
In a post on his social media platform Truth Social, Trump stated in all-caps that he was intending to appeal the partial gag order. This is not the first gag order that has been issued against Trump, with a similar gag order having been imposed in his $250 million civil fraud trial. However, Trump has maintained that the gag order against him is politically motivated.
Apart from his statement that he was planning to appeal this order, Trump sent out an email to his supporters stating that he was being blocked from talking about the corruption of President Joe Biden. He added in his fundraising email that this was going to be the last email he sent out before the hearing.
Trump further alleged that the gag order was not made against him, but rather against the American people. He added that Washington had long been silencing the American people and that politicians on Capitol Hill had not been focusing on the priorities of the public.
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