Jack Smith Asks Judge to ‘Gag’ Trump in Classified Documents Case

With the classified documents lawfare case against President Donald Trump now in tatters, Special Counsel Jack Smith is demanding that the judge issue an order to block the 45th POTUS from making politically damaging public comments about the proceedings.

The classified documents battle between Trump and Smith is heating up anew, despite the corrupt case being dead and buried.

Fresh accusations flying between both parties in recent days have led to the prosecution’s request that the judge in the case restrict the defendant’s speech.

Smith has now asked Judge Aileen Cannon to stop Trump from commenting publicly as damning evidence continues to emerge that hurts the Democrats ahead of the November elections.

According to Smith, Trump’s comments are posing a threat to law enforcement officers.

One of Trump’s critics even said the 45th president’s statements about the case were akin to the proclamations of a “mob boss,” as Raw Story reports.

The special counsel’s request came in the wake of Trump’s online response to recently unsealed court filings pertaining to the 2022 raid on his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida.

As Fox News reported, Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration authorized the FBI to use deadly force in the search of Trump’s home.

The Justice Department has since claimed that the operation was conducted according to standard operating procedures identical to those used in a search of Biden’s home.

However, Trump was unconvinced.

Trump took to his Truth Social platform last week and declared that the Biden DOJ “AUTHORIZED THE FBI TO USE DEADLY (LETHAL) FORCE” in the search of his estate, as NBC News noted.

A Trump campaign fundraising email also stated that the administration was “locked & loaded ready to take me out” when agents descended on his home.

In response, Smith is seeking an order blocking Trump from making any further statements about the case.

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The move comes despite the case now being finished after Judge Cannon officially canceled the trial over Smith’s team tampering with evidence.

While Trump’s comments will now do little to impact the future of the case, his statements are damaging to the Democrats and Biden’s re-election campaign.

However, Smith claims Trump’s comments present “a significant, imminent, and foreseeable danger to law enforcement agents” involved in the case.

In its filing, Smith’s team said that the agents present during the search conducted themselves “in an appropriate and professional manner, subject to the Department of Justice’s standard use-of-force policy” and decried what they believed to be Trump’s dangerous statements.

“Trump’s repeated mischaracterization of these facts in widely distributed messages as an attempt to kill him, his family, and Secret Service agents has endangered law enforcement officers involved in the investigation and prosecution of the case and threatened the integrity of these proceedings,” the filing explained.

The prosecutors went on, “A restriction prohibiting future similar statements should therefore be modified to prohibit similar communications going forward.”

Unsurprisingly, Trump did not take kindly to Smith’s latest attempt to silence him.

“Gag Orders have a very strong tendency to BACKFIRE,” Trump noted.

He continued:

“If anybody should be GAGGED, it should be Deranged Jack, who was recently caught doing very bad things — and I should be able to talk about that, and everything else having to do with this Hoax — from which Crooked Joe Biden was FULLY EXONERATED!”

Frequent Trump critic and former prosecutor Ron Filipkowski slammed the 45th president’s statement.

“Trump makes another one of his Mob Boss threats/innuendos towards Jack Smith,” Filipkowski said.

Whether Cannon sides with Smith in putting a stop to further commentary from Trump on this particular issue, however, only time will tell.

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By Nick R. Hamilton

Nick has a broad background in journalism, business, and technology. He covers news on cryptocurrency, traditional assets, and economic markets.

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