This is likely true, but it’s also exactly what’s wrong with the gag order in the first place. All of the court cases against the former president that just so happened to come together right as the presidential campaign season geared up — what a coincidence! — put us in terra nova as a republic. However, out of all of these, the Jan. 6 case presents the thorniest one, because it involves political speech that will play a critical part in the 2024 campaign if Trump wins the Republican nominee. Virtually anyone involved in this case in the most tangential manner can say the most vicious calumnies about Trump and what happened during the Capitol incursion — or otherwise, as Bill Barr proved by calling a man given to two-hour extemporaneous stump speeches verbally “limited.” Trump, however? He’s expected to shut his trap by order of the court. And if he doesn’t, there are more than a few Democrats who want him in jail. There are plenty of reasons to be suspicious of Judge Chutkan, but blocking the DOJ from sending Trump to jail for violating a preposterous, un-American gag order isn’t one of them. Three cheers aren’t in order, but maybe a quarter of a halfhearted cheer is called for. For all her faults, Chutkan made sure on Sunday that we didn’t slip further into banana republic territory — no matter how much her leftist cohort wants to see the former president in prison. It’s worth noting, though, that the footnote ends with “at this time.” So, time will tell. And Americans will be watching.
Since Bill Barr is a witness against Trump in the J6 case, this new post violates his gag order in DC. pic.twitter.com/9q4MwM0fNP— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) October 30, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.