Well, so says the response by indicted melon Donald Trump’s attorneys to the Special Counsel’s motion for a proposed gag order that would block the disgraced real estate developer from issuing “disparaging and inflammatory or intimidating statements about any party, witness, attorney, court personnel, or potential jurors. The defendant is also prohibited from causing surrogates to make such statements on his behalf.”
But Trump argues “no witness has suggested that he or she will not testify because of anything President Trump has said. To the contrary, witnesses appear eager to share their expected testimony with the media and will undoubtedly testify at a potential trial, if called to do so.” Nah, of course not! That’s why Jack Smith has a security team in court and Trump supporters are sending death threats to a federal judge.
The arguments against the proposed terms are just a better-spelled and marginally more coherent version of the garbage Trump posts on Truth Social, bewailing that the gag order “lacks any semblance of narrow tailoring, sweeping in, for instance, all ‘disparaging’ statements about any ‘potential witness,’ regardless of subject, and including individuals who are actively waging political campaigns against President Trump” and would prevent “President Trump from defending himself in the political arena, while giving President Biden and his surrogates (including those in the corporate media) free reign to say whatever they want” as if any of that is somehow supposed to be the court and the prosecution’s problem. Maybe he should just drop out of the race if it’s all too burdensome.