“Judge issues order that Trump keep quiet about disclosure of discovery material issued in classified documents case,” CNN headlines read Monday morning.
Apparently, the merits of the Administrative State’s criminal charges against Trump are so weak they need everyone to stop talking about what they are doing, even as the poll numbers show that the American people are firmly behind President Trump.
Last week the Department of Justice (DOJ) asked a Florida court to gag and stop President Donald Trump, a candidate for POTUS, from releasing any documents given to his legal team in its defense of his alleged mishandling of sensitive records and from clearing his name in the obvious media smear campaign that is headed his way.
Prosecutors claim some of the information they want to be hidden is part of an ongoing investigation involving the 45th president’s alleged activities, according to The Hill. Information could pertain to people who haven’t yet been charged, which is a convenient way to prevent Trump from defending himself ahead of a historically important election.
News that the gag order was granted to the Biden DOJ came on the same day that news of shocking poll data was released from Rasmussen:
Bedminster, NJ— A new poll from Rasmussen Reports shows President Donald J. Trump with a commanding lead in a 2024 general election contest against Joe Biden.
If the 2024 election were between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, who would you vote for?
45% President Donald J. Trump
39% Joe Biden
Even after former President Donald Trump was indicted on federal charges, he still leads President Joe Biden by a six-point margin.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for Trump in a 2024 election rematch, while 39% would vote for Biden. Another 12% say they’d vote for some other candidate. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
CNN reported their point of view on the detail of the gag order:
A magistrate judge has signed off on special counsel Jack Smith’s request that former President Donald Trump and his co-defendant Walt Nauta be prohibited from disclosing information the discovery handed over to the defense in the criminal case Trump and Nauta now face from the special counsel.
Among the restrictions approved by US Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, who previously approved the search warrant the FBI executed at Mar-a-Lago last year, is that “The Discovery Materials, along with any information derived therefrom, shall not be disclosed to the public or the news media, or disseminated on any news or social media platform, without prior notice to and consent of the United States or approval of the Court.”
The order sought by prosecutors and approved by Reinhart was expected and used standard language. However, it comes in a first-of-its-kind federal criminal case against an ex-president who has a proclivity to express opinions on social media and who is being prosecuted, in part, because of his alleged mishandling of sensitive government information.
The order follows the language that Smith proposed and it governs the unclassified discovery the defense will receive. The defendants did not oppose Smith’s request.
The classified materials federal investigators have collected, which are at the heart of Smith’s case, will be subjected to their own procedures for the case. The two Trump attorneys who have made appearances in the case confirmed Friday to US District Judge Aileen Cannon, who will preside over the case, that they have been in contact with the Justice Department about expediting their security clearances.
Trump faces 37 counts in the indictment brought by Smith earlier this month, which alleges that he illegally retained national defense information and that he concealed documents and obstructed the Justice Department investigation into the handling of those materials. He pleaded not guilty last week
HERE IS THE MONEY SHOT:
The protective order requests that discovery material in Trump’s case “shall not be disclosed to the public or the news media, or disseminated on any news or social media platform” without approval from the court.
Obviously, in the world of the utopian administrative state, the media is only good for leaking lies about Trump – not for actual news the American people are interested in.