Legal experts: Trump may have already “violated” gag order minutes after judge reimposed it

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan on Sunday reimposed a limited gag order on former President Donald Trump barring him from targeting court personnel, prosecutors and potential witnesses.

“As the court has explained, the First Amendment rights of participants in criminal proceedings must yield, when necessary, to the orderly administration of justice—a principle reflected in Supreme Court precedent, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, and the Local Criminal Rules,” Chutkan wrote. “And contrary to Defendant’s argument, the right to a fair trial is not his alone but belongs also to the government and the public.”

About an hour after the gag order was reimposed, Trump lashed out at former Attorney General Bill Barr, a potential witness in the case, on Truth Social, calling him “Dumb, Weak, Slow Moving, Lethargic, Gutless, and Lazy, a RINO WHO COULDN’T DO THE JOB.”

“With the gag order being reimposed, these posts will come under scrutiny again,” tweeted national security attorney Bradley Moss. Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance called Trump’s posts about Barr and Meadows a “continuing violation” of the reimposed gag order.

Trump also lashed out at Chutkan after the order was reinstated, calling her a “TRUE TRUMP HATER” with a “major, and incurable, case of TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME!!!”

“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 which will put me at a disadvantage against my prosecutorial and political opponents,” he wrote in another post.

R&I – TP


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