DOJ seeks protective order over Trump threat

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Former President Donald Trump’s team issued a brief statement at around midnight on Friday that sought to clarify an earlier social media post that appeared to threaten revenge on people who “go after me.”

The statement came after the Department of Justice (DOJ) sought a protective order from the judge overseeing the case against Trump arising from Special Counsel Jack Smith’s probe into attempts to overturn the 2020 election.

Trump pleaded not guilty on Thursday to four felony counts tied to attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election outcome and the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol that followed.

The former president has denied all wrongdoing and repeatedly criticized Smith’s investigation.

On Friday, Trump, the frontrunner for the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nomination, took to his Truth Social site and posted: “IF YOU GO AFTER ME, I’M COMING AFTER YOU!”




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