Former President Donald Trump vowed to fight the reinstatement of the gag order placed on him by controversial U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chatkan. The Obama appointee prohibited Trump from making public statements about participants in the 2020 election case.
The 2024 Republican presidential frontrunner cannot “target” Special Counsel Jack Smith, his staff, the defense counsel or their staff, court employees, or witnesses.
Chutkan previously temporarily suspended the gag order claiming to give Trump time to appeal.
The former president hardly took the news lying down. He promised an appeal and said the gag order “will not stand.” Even the radical leftist ACLU acknowledged that it likely infringed on Trump’s First Amendment rights.
The organization last week filed a friend-of-the-court brief asserting that the gag order against Trump is hopelessly broad. It also impedes the free speech of the leading candidate for president next year, something more befitting of a third-world dictatorship.
Judge Arthur Engoron has now fined Donald Trump a total of $15,000. Yesterday Trump gave a testimony about the gag order and the Judge decided immediately it was “hollow and untrue” and slapped down the fine.
Afterwards, he also threatened Trump with imprisonment. This Judge… pic.twitter.com/eYi0i2M96R
— 🇺🇸Travis🇺🇸 (@Travis_in_Flint) October 27, 2023
Writing on Truth Social Monday morning, Trump blasted the decision. “I have just learned that the very Biased, Trump Hating Judge in D.C. who should have RECUSED herself due to her blatant and open loathing of your favorite president, ME, has reimposed a GAG ORDER.”
Trump noted the action came in the middle of a presidential campaign in which he is leading not only the GOP primary race but over incumbent Joe Biden as well.
The 45th president also took aim at Biden. He declared the flurry of Democratic indictments should not be allowed to proceed until after next year’s election.
Trump added that the nation’s Founding Fathers “are looking down at Biden with scorn!”
The Republican is courageously fighting his way through a Democratic web of indictments intent on driving him from the 2024 presidential race. He is up against the federal case over the 2020 election as well as three others in Georgia, Florida, and New York.
Trump correctly noted that Biden and his fellow Democrats did not start their legal stalking three years ago. Instead, they waited until he was in the middle of a quite successful run for the GOP nomination to unload their judicial guns.
He posted that Biden, in his rush to disqualify his leading opponent with an avalanche of legal persecution, is setting a dangerous precedent. Trump warned, “The same thing can happen to you.”