Thursday, April 18, 2024

Gag Response: Trump Rages on Social Media Against Prosecutor’s Motion to Limit Speech, Calls Jack Smith “Deranged” Again


It never stops.

Donald Trump has issued his response to prosecutor Jack Smith’s new motion to limit his public outbursts.

Trump says Smith is deranged — in all caps — and takes swipes at Joe Biden, too.

He doesn’t understand that this kind of post is what Smith is trying to stop. I’m with Trump, I want more of this stuff, sarcastically.

In his motion, Smith references many of the irrational and threatening posts we’ve written about here.

Smith writes in his motion:

“The Government seeks a narrow, well – defined restriction that is targeted at extrajudicial
statements that present a serious and substantial danger of materially prejudicing this case. The
Government’s proposed order specifies that such statements would include (a ) statements
regarding the identity , testimony , or credibility of prospective witnesses ; and (b) statements about any party , witness , attorney , court personnel, or potential jurors that are disparaging and
inflammatory, or intimidating.”

He concludes:

“Consistent with its obligations to guard the integrity of these proceedings and prevent
prejudice to the jury pool, while respecting the defendant’s First Amendment rights, the Court
should enter the proposed orders imposing certain narrow restrictions on the parties public
statements regarding this case and governing any jury studies the parties may undertake.”

Click here to read Smith’s motion.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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