Prosecutors ask judge to issue protective order after Trump post appearing to promise revenge

August 06, 2023

The order, different from a “gag order,” would limit what information Trump and his legal team could share publicly about the case brought by special counsel Jack Smith. Chutkan on Saturday gave Trump’s legal team until 5 p.m. Monday to respond to the government’s request. Prosecutors are seeking another protective order in that case with more rules about the defense team’s handling of classified evidence. After his court appearance on Thursday in the Washington case, Trump characterized the prosecution as a “persecution” designed to hurt his 2024 presidential campaign. Smith has said prosecutors will seek a “speedy trial” against Trump in the election case.