A federal appeals court will consider restraints Monday on the former president and current presidential candidate Donald Trump, who’s asking the judges to free him from a gag order in his federal election interference case.
Trump’s bombastic remarks about prosecutors and witnesses are pitting his First Amendment rights against the need to protect next year’s trial. Multiple courts are now grappling with Trump’s remarks, a reflection of how a man who tested the limits of executive power in the White House is now testing the limits of the courts.
For special counsel Jack Smith and his prosecution team, the pattern is clear. Trump targets someone and his supporters respond with threats and intimidation.
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A Washington, D.C., appeals court will hear arguments Monday regarding former President Donald Trump’s limited gag order in his federal election interference case. https://t.co/Qat9r4a2U0
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