Prosecutors seek narrow gag order on Trump in federal election case after ‘inflammatory’ comments
By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Saturday, September 16, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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FILE - Special counsel Jack Smith speaks about an indictment of former President Donald Trump, Aug. 1, 2023, at a Department of Justice office in Washington. Federal prosecutors in the case charging Trump with scheming to overturn the 2020 presidential election are seeking an order that would restrict the former president from “inflammatory” and “intimidating” comments about witnesses, lawyers and the judge. Smith’s team said in a motion filed Friday, Sept. 15, that such a “narrow, well-defined” order was necessary to preserve the integrity of the case and to avoid prejudicing potential jurors. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking an order that would prevent Donald Trump from making “inflammatory” and “intimidating” comments about witnesses, lawyers and other people involved in the criminal case charging the former president with scheming to overturn the 2020 presidential election.