Jack Smith Slams Trump With New Accusation 

In a move that will surely limit former President Donald Trump’s First Amendment rights, Special Counsel Jack Smith has told a federal court to place a limited gag order on the former president.

Smith’s request comes after Trump responded to the news that his former chief of staff Mark Meadows had cut a deal with prosecutors and was willing to testify against the former president. The deal will see Meadows granted immunity in the federal criminal case against Trump over his alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

“I don’t think Mark Meadows would lie about the Rigged and Stollen 2020 Presidential Election merely for getting IMMUNITY against Prosecution (PERSECUTION!) by Deranged Prosecutor, Jack Smith,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social account. “BUT, when you really think about it, after being hounded like a dog for three years, told you’ll be going to jail for the rest of your life, your money and your family will be forever gone, and we’re not at all interested in exposing those that did the RIGGING — If you say BAD THINGS about that terrible “MONSTER,” DONALD J. TRUMP, we won’t put you in prison, you can keep your family and your wealth, and, perhaps, if you can make up some really horrible “STUFF” a out him, we may very well erect a statue of you in the middle of our decaying and now very violent Capital, Washington, D.C. Some people would make that deal, but they are weaklings and cowards, and so bad for the future of our Failing Nation. I don’t think that Mark Meadows is one of them, but who really knows? MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!”

Smith’s team responded to Trump’s post, claiming that the former president was trying to use external influence to distort the trial in his favor. Smith, in his gag order request to U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan, argued that Trump’s alleged threats pose a grave threat to the very notion of a fair trial based on the facts and the law.

Smith’s team maintained that Trump’s post was another example of why the judge should issue a limited gag order on the former president.