If Donald Trump had been given a gag order as some Democrats wanted, it would run “afoul of the First Amendment,” Article III Project’s (A3P) Mike Davis told PJ Media in exclusive comments Tuesday. The judge didn’t impose a gag order but warned Trump not to incite violence, whatever that means.
“While gag orders are vital in protecting the rights of defendants under the Sixth Amendment, it’s important to remember the protections afforded by the First Amendment concurrently,” Davis told me in an emailed statement. Davis is not only the founder and president of A3P but also the former Chief Counsel for Nominations to Senate Judiciary member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).
Davis explained the legal issues of the proposed gag order. “Using such an order to silence a defendant in any case about the charges he faces runs afoul of the First Amendment,” he insisted. “To use a so-called gag order to suppress the speech of a presidential candidate, and thereby blocking him from responding to allegations against him, in a sham political prosecution such as this one is something straight out of a third-world banana republic.” Which seems a more and more accurate description of New York.
Davis couldn’t disagree more with Goldman, Gottlieb, and the rest. As quoted above, Davis argued that a gag order on Trump the presidential candidate would indeed be a First Amendment issue.
As corrupt Hunter Biden, the Clintons, Mark Milley, and so many other leftists continue to face little to no consequences for their criminal or traitorous activities, we all know what this Trump indictment is. As Davis put it, it’s a “sham political prosecution.”
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