I’m DOJ special counsel Jack Smith asked a judge for a protective order in the Trump election case after he put up a social media post. Donald Trump Truthed on Truth Social, “IF YOU GO AFTER ME, I’M COMING AFTER YOU!” Smith is now trying to use it to prevent discovery.
Since Smith is going after Donald Trump legally, a sane person would understand that Mr. Trump meant he would go after people legally.
Smith’s using the post as an excuse to restrict Donald Trump’s access to discovery. Since the judge is a biased jerk, it will likely happen.
Jack Smith uses a Truth Social post as excuse tonight to seek another restrictive protective order on discovery and limit Trump’s access to evidence in J6 case (similar to “classified doc” case)
Why does DOJ think a post about going “after Trump” is referring to them? pic.twitter.com/GJ7YeaEvLs
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) August 5, 2023
In the filing, Smith wrote:
“Such a restriction is particularly important in this case because the defendant has previously issued public statements on social media regarding witnesses, judges, attorneys, and others associated with legal matters pending against him,” Smith argued before referencing Trump’s Truth Social post. “And in recent days, regarding this case, the defendant has issued multiple posts either specifically or by implication, including the following, which the defendant posted just hours ago.”
“If the defendant were to begin issuing public posts using details or, for example, grand jury transcripts obtained in discovery here, it could have a harmful chilling effect on witnesses or adversely affect the fair administration of justice in this case,” Smith argued.