June 26, 2024

Judge considers Trump gag order request for documents case

In the ongoing saga of the Trump legal struggles, there has once again been a request put before one of the judges presiding over a Trump case, asking that restrictions being put on the former president be done away with.

According to a recent report by The Epoch Times, U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon has held two hearings to hear motions on the Trump classified documents case on June 24.

The judge heard arguments from Trump's representation on Special Counsel Jack Smith, the Department of Justice's special prosecutor in the case.

Team Trump's Action

The Trump team is asking that, among other things, the gag order that was put on Trump be removed, allowing him to go back to speaking freely on his case.

The arguments focused not on the First Amendment, but on the standard of "safety" being assessed by the court overseeing the case.

The Bail Reform Act, which outlines conditions of release, was cited by Attorney David Harbach in his defense of the prosecution's position.

Former President Trump was released subject to conditions including “the least restrictive further condition, or combination of conditions that such judicial officer determines will reasonably assure the appearance of the person as required and the safety of any other person and the community.”

The Other Side

The prosecution contends that the provision that was brought to the attention of former President Trump and his supporters is nothing more than normal wording.

They went on to assert that the FBI has issued a statement to clarify this, and that former President Trump is aware that the raid was planned to take place at a time when the Trump family would not be at home.

Therefore, according to them, his assertions were purposefully misleading and untrue about the situation that the prosecution have claimed could lead to reduced "safety."

The Response

While arguing on behalf of former President Trump, Attorney Todd Blanche stated that the words were a criticism of President Joe Biden and his administration's handling of the case and the raid on Mar-a-Lago, and that they were not directed in any way toward law enforcement.

Thanks to the ongoing prosecution of the former president, his attorneys have been working overtime to keep the challenges to his freedom and his candidacy at bay. The recent motion to attempt to lift the restriction on Trump's speech are just the most recent in a long line of

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