The federal judge presiding over former President Trump’s election fraud case has ordered his attorneys to respond to prosecutors’ request for a protective order by Monday, according to a court filing Saturday.
Judge Tanya Chutkan gave Trump’s attorneys a single business day to respond to special counsel Jack Smith’s request for a strict protective order which would prevent Trump from discussing case evidence in public.
Smith made the request last Friday after Trump made a social media post appearing to threaten witnesses in the case.
“IF YOU GO AFTER ME, I’M COMING AFTER YOU!” Trump wrote on Truth Social Friday.
The Trump campaign has since said the post was not intended to be threatening.
Federal prosecutors argued that a strict protective order is necessary because Trump has a history of discussing case issues publicly. Negotiations between prosecutors and the Trump team over a protective order broke down Friday, prosecutors claimed.
Trump’s attorneys must now either accept Smith’s proposed protective order or submit a revised proposal by 5 p.m. Monday.
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