Judge Sides with Trump on Protective Order, Handing Jack Smith an Early Defeat

by Charlotte Hazard


A federal judge on Friday sided with Donald Trump, rejecting a request from Special Counsel Jack Smith for a protective order that would have imposed some speech restrictions on the former president as he runs in the 2024 election.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan ruled prosecutors did not meet the burden for the protective order but also put Trump on notice he will have to be careful about what he says and releases about the case.

“Mr. Trump, like any American, has a right to free speech,” Chutkan said. “But that right is not absolute.”

Smith had requested the protective order last Friday after Trump posted to TRUTH Social, saying, “IF YOU GO AFTER ME, I’M COMING AFTER YOU!”

The Trump campaign said the social media message was aimed at political interest groups and not witnesses in his case.

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Charlotte Hazard is a 2022 Liberty University alumni who graduated with a major in journalism and a minor in government.





Reprinted with permission from Just the News 

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  1. Gypo

    He is not Mr. Trump. He is President Trump and that affirmative action clown judge should address him with his proper title. Extremely disrespectful.