Donald Trump’s attorneys believe that Special Counsel Jack Smith is starting to show that he is getting a bit uncomfortable with the charges that he has brought against Trump.
Smith filed for a protective order in the case regarding Trump’s alleged attempts at overturning the 2020 election.
Attorney Alina Habba proclaimed that the filing shows Smith’s personal “discomfort.”
Protect the Evidence
Smith wants all the evidence under lock and key to help protect everything divulged in discovery.
He used “threats” issued by Trump on social media as an example of the need for the protective order.
For instance, on Friday, Trump posted, “IF YOU GO AFTER ME, I’M COMING AFTER YOU!”
Protective orders have been requested in the past, and Trump has not even fought against them, but this time is different.
Habba explained, “We don’t necessarily always object, but this one’s different because this is Jack Smith trying to be a bit of a victim here.
“So I just want to be clear that that doesn’t seem to be an issue for my client.
“What seems to be an issue is that Jack Smith isn’t liking the discomfort of the attention from what he brought,” reported The Hill.
Smith says he is concerned that Donald Trump will start divulging discovery evidence on his social media posts, which he believes could hurt the jury pool as well as possibly put witnesses at risk of attack from Trump supporters.
Trump is taking his favorite approach, saying that such as order would infringe on his right to free speech.
I doubt Trump will win this case simply because the court will not want to divulge witnesses or key evidence before the start of the trial.
Unless the court puts a full gag order on Trump, and I don’t see that happening, he is entitled to talk about the case as long as he does not give up the key details provided by the prosecution in his rants.
But make no mistake about it… Donald Trump is going to push the envelope in an effort to get public sentiment behind him.