Judge Chutkan holds hearing on proposed gag order against Trump in DC
A federal judge will consider whether to issue a sanctions order against former President Donald Trump at a hearing Monday in Washington, DC.
Following two federal indictments against the former president, Trump attacked prosecutors, potential witnesses and the judge overseeing the election sabotage case in Washington.
Prosecutors, including special counsel Jack Smith, say the comments are enough to limit Trump's speech around the case.
DC. Judge Tanya Chutkan had previously warned Trump that comments by him or his lawyers could jeopardize the case.
In social media posts, Trump attacked Chutkan as a "biased, Trump-hating judge" and called Smith a "delusion" and a "thug" as well as attacking individual members of his team.
When he first appeared in trial in late August on charges that he acted illegally to overturn the results of the 2020 election, a judge warned Trump against making "inflammatory" comments in the case. Gave.
Chutkan said at the time, "Law suits are not like elections, they have to be won using meeting halls, radio and newspapers." "I will take whatever measures are necessary to protect the integrity of these proceedings," he said.