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Jack Smith wants a gag order against Donald Trump in Jan. 6 case

In his Jan. 6 case, Special counsel Jack Smith has requested a gag order against former President Donald Trump. This order aims to prevent Trump from publicly attacking key figures involved in the case.

Prosecutors argue that past behavior from the defendant, both before and after the indictment, underscores the necessity of issuing this order. Trump, who has pleaded not guilty to all charges, including conspiracy, obstruction, and threatening constitutional rights, has also called for U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan to recuse herself from the case due to perceived bias against him.

Trump's legal team claims that Chutkan's previous statements indicate a predisposition to prosecute and imprison the former president.

Trump, known for criticizing the prosecutors overseeing various cases against him, argues that the indictment by Smith is politically motivated and part of a broader effort to undermine his potential 2024 White House bid.

Additionally, Smith has been labeled by Trump as part of the "fraud squad," a group that includes Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, and New York Attorney General Letitia James.

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