In the Democrats’ forever persecution of former President Donald Trump, the far-left American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently condemned a liberal federal judge who instituted a gag order on the former president.
Trump faces four indictments by President Joe Biden’s weaponized Department of Justice (DOJ).
Among such indictments concerns one in Washington, D.C., where the former president was charged with trying to “overturn” the 2020 presidential election. Such a charge is unsubstantiated and is merely an attempt by the Biden administration to go after its leading political opponent.
The ACLU has consistently been an enemy of Trump, having filed continuous lawsuits against the then-president to block some of his policies. In light of U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan hitting Trump with a gag order, the organization seems to be leaving its partisanship at the door, as reported by American Greatness.
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The ACLU recently accused Chutkan of violating Trump’s First Amendment rights, according to Politico.
“The obvious and unprecedented public interest in this prosecution, as well as the widespread political speech that it has generated and will continue to generate, only underscores the need to apply the most stringent First Amendment standard to a restraint on Defendant’s speech rights,” the ACLU’s said in a statement.
The ACLU told Chutkan that she should reconsider the gag order on Trump, specifically focusing on a particular portion of the order preventing the former president from speaking ill of Special Counsel Jack Smith, the man responsible for indicting him.
“Reading the order, Defendant cannot possibly know what he is permitted to say, and what he is not,” the ACLU pointed out.
In a blatant example showing the radicalism and weaponization of the DOJ, Smith’s wife worked with former first lady Michelle Obama to produce a documentary. Despite such obvious connections to prominent Democrats, Smith is still allowed to prosecute the leading frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination.
Chutkan explained that her attempts to slap Trump with a gag order revolved around the former president’s status as a presidential candidate. She argued that Trump should not be treated differently than others would in a criminal case just because he is running for president. The ACLU, though, disagreed with the judge’s argument.
“Defendant’s ability to speak publicly about the substance of the prosecution, even including potential witnesses and testimony, is in many ways inextricable from the 2024 presidential campaign in which he is a declared candidate,” the ACLU observed.