Townhall: ‘Republic-Ending Tactics:’ Legal Expert Calls Out Latest Gag Order Request Against Trump


A gag order request is being used against former and potentially future President Donald Trump in yet another one of his criminal trials, this time when it comes to the hush money case brought by Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg ahead of the March 25 trial. Special Counsel Jack Smith also requested a gag order in the case against Trump, which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld last December. Sharing a screenshot of coverage from The New York Times, The Article 3 Project’s Mike Davis lambasted the move in a post shared to his X account.

Davis wasn’t buying the gag order, though. At the heart of such gag order are not only the First Amendment rights of the defendant, which Davis does address, and which Trump himself has brought up when railing against such gag orders before. Davis first brought up how the Sixth Amendment applies here in favor of the criminal defendant. “If there’s anyone on the planet who must have the ability to speak out about the judge, court staff, prosecutors, witnesses, and process, it is a criminal defendant going through the criminal process,” his post mentioned.

While The New York Times failed to mention the involvement of Matthew Colangelo, formerly of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and who has been previously involved in going after Trump, Davis doesn’t leave him out. “Soros-funded Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, working with former top Biden DOJ operative Matthew Colangelo, are asking a New York Democrat judge to illegally gag Trump during his bogus criminal trial starting next month,” he mentioned, leading him to ask “Why are they so afraid for the American people to know the truth?”

In addition to the conclusion of his post warning of “Republic-ending tactics by Democrats,” Davis also referred to the gag order request as “un-American” and “a very dangerous, destructive precedent.”

As Davis’ post highlighted, Bragg’s case and others have been sharply criticized as a form of “election interference,” especially as Trump is likely to face President Joe Biden in the November 2024 election. Polls also show that voters believe these cases to be politicized, including the latest Harvard CAPS-Harris poll released on Monday. 

There have been concerns that a guilty conviction before Election Day could hurt Trump. But, as Davis also highlighted over X on Monday, that narrative looks to have “backfire[d],” something Davis took credit for. According to that Harvard CAPS-Harris poll, voters are either equally split between Biden and Trump, or would still prefer Trump even if he was convicted in his various trials. 

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