(GoRealNewsNow.com) – The seemingly unfair judicial crackdown against former President Donald Trump, enabling the left’s political persecution against him, has reached a new high – or low, really – as the judge in his “2020 election subversion” case has slapped him with a gag order.
On Monday, US District Judge Tanya Chutkan, an Obama appointee, prohibited Trump from publicly mentioning US Justice Department Special counsel Jack Smith, the prosecutor in the January 6 case, or “any other court personnel,” National Review reports.
Reacting to this, Trump’s attorney, John Lauro, said this move seemed to “censor a political candidate in the middle of a campaign.”
According to Chutkan, however, Trump has certain rights but “does not have a right to say and do exactly as he pleases.” Lauro has decided to challenge this decision.
“You keep talking about censorship like the defendant has unfettered First Amendment rights. He doesn’t,” the judge declared.
She said the 45th president of the United States could argue that this prosecution is “politically motivated.” Still, he could not attack the prosecutor by calling him a thug or “vilify and implicitly encourage violence against public servants who are simply doing their jobs.”
The Washington Times reports that Chutkan also banned Trump and the other parties in the case from commenting on any of the witnesses.
She emphasized that the focus wasn’t on stifling speech but instead on ensuring a just process. In her view, the freedom of speech doesn’t grant Trump the liberty to negatively target and possibly incite violence against those serving the public.
“Today’s decision is an absolute abomination and another partisan knife stuck in the heart of our Democracy by Crooked Joe Biden, who was granted the right to muzzle his political opponent, the leading candidate for the Presidency in 2024, and the most popular political leader in America, President Donald J. Trump,” a Trump campaign spokesperson said.
Chutkan clarified that the implications of her ruling on any political campaign won’t influence her decision, as she argued the integrity of the judicial process is of utmost importance.
“What the defendant is currently doing — the fact that he’s running a political campaign has to yield to the orderly administration of justice. If that means he can’t say exactly what he wants to say about witnesses in this case, that’s how it has to be,” the Obama appointee said