Legal expert and constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley dismantled special counsel Jack Smith over the latter’s latest attempt to at least partially gag former President Donald Trump.
Since he filed federal charges against Trump for allegedly mishandling classified documents and for his alleged role in ‘inciting’ the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot, Smith has sought to prevent the former president from talking about — and criticizing — the indictments.
On Friday, Smith filed another request with a federal judge in Washington, D.C., seeking a “narrowly tailored” gag order to prevent Trump from making what Smith called “disparaging and inflammatory attacks on the citizens of this District, the Court, prosecutors, and prospective witnesses.”
But Smith isn’t trying to silence Trump alone. He also wrote in his filing, “A supplemental order that extends some of the prohibitions that apply to defense counsel to the defendant himself is particularly warranted.”