Judge bars Trump from publicly talking about evidence in classified docs case

The judge who authorized the FBI’s Mar-a-lago raid last year essentially just put a gag on Trump, saying he can’t talk about evidence in the DOJ’s classified documents case in the news or on social media with the permission of the court.

Here’s more via Newsmax:

A U.S. judge in Florida on Monday ordered defense lawyers for former President Donald Trump not to release evidence in the classified documents case to the media or the public, according to a court filing.

The order from U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart also put strict conditions on Trump’s access to the materials.

“The Discovery materials, along with any information derived therefrom, shall not be disclosed to the public or the news media, or disseminated on any news or social media platform, without prior notice to and consent of the United States or approval of the Court,” the order filed on Monday said.

Not only can Trump not talk about the evidence publicly, but he also can’t review any evidence without his lawyer’s supervising him:

It also specified that Trump “shall not retain copies” and that he may only review case materials “under the direct supervision of Defense Counsel or a member of Defense Counsel’s staff.”

The order granted a motion filed last week by prosecutors who had asked the court to put conditions on how the defense stores and uses the documents.

Trump doesn’t like to be gagged in any way so we’ll see if he abides by this ruling. I know he doesn’t like this judge, saying before that Reinhart has “animosity and hatred” toward him.

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