Hearing Over Disputed Protective Order In J6 Case Set For Friday

BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY - JUNE 13: Former U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks outside the clubhouse at the Trump National Golf Club on June 13, 2023 in Bedminster, New Jersey. Earlier in the day, Trump was arraigned in federal court in Miami on 37 felony charges, including illegally retaining defense secrets and obstructing the government’s efforts to reclaim the classified documents. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Former U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks outside the clubhouse at the Trump National Golf Club on June 13, 2023 in Bedminster, New Jersey.(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

OAN’s Daniel Baldwin
10:42 AM – Thursday, August 10, 2023

United States District Court Judge Tany Chutkan is set to hold a hearing Friday, August 11 at 10 A.M. ET on the scope of a disputed protective order in the January 6th case against 45th President Donald Trump.


“There is no question that Obama Judge Tanya Chutkan is going to railroad President Trump,” Mike Davis, founder and president of the Article III Project said.

This will be the first hearing before Chutkan in the case. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Trump’s legal team have been sparring over the parameters of a protective order that would govern what the 45th president is and is not allowed to say regarding discovery material. Davis says there is no doubt Chutkan will side with Special Counsel Jack Smith.

“This is a radical left wing Obama judge who was hell bent on getting Trump,” Davis told One America News. “And there’s no question she’s going to impose an unreasonable gag order on President Trump because [Attorney General Merrick] Garland, [President Joe] Biden, Jack Smith, and these DC judges want to railroad President Trump.”

Smith has argued for an all encompassing protective order on Trump. This would silence Trump on both sensitive and nonsensitive discovery material handed over by the DOJ. In a court filing, Trump’s legal team argued this would be an attack on Trump’s First Amendment rights.

“In a trial about First Amendment rights, the government seeks to restrict First Amendment rights,” Trump Attorney John Lauro wrote in a court filing. “Worse, it does so against its administration’s primary political opponent, during an election season in which the administration, prominent party members, and media allies have campaigned on the indictment and proliferated its false allegations.”

Mike Davis says this will not fly with the American people.

“They want to do this in DC with this Biden prosecutor, this Obama judge, and a DC jury pool that’s 95% Trump deranged,” Davis said. “And President Trump is not allowed to speak out that they want to do this in secret and gag him so he can’t defend himself during a presidential campaign.”

Smith argued in a dueling filing that Trump wants to “try this case in the media rather than in the courtroom.”

“The defendant has proposed an unreasonable order to facilitate his plan to litigate this case in the media, to the detriment of litigating this case in the courtroom,” Smith wrote.

Davis says an all encompassing gag order would allow the DOJ to simply leak damaging information about Trump to legacy media outlets.

“The same Biden Justice Department who have been leaking since the illegal Mar-a-Lago raid last August are now complaining that President Trump is publicly speaking out against the politicized and weaponized justice system that have gone after him,” Davis said.

Davis says the DOJ is simply targeting Trump, because he is the biggest threat to a second term of President Joe Biden.

“They want to throw Trump in prison for the rest of his life for the noncrime of objecting to a presidential election,” Davis said.

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