Democrats absolutely loathe Donald Trump and the populist America First movement.
One sinister scheme against the former President is scrambling political alliances.
And Donald Trump was blindsided when the last group he ever expected came to his aid.
Former President Donald Trump was hit with a limited gag order by District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan in the case involving his alleged role in somehow orchestrating the events of January 6.
The gag order prevents the former President from publicly commenting on Special Counsel Jack Smith, Judge Chutkan, witnesses, and court staff.
This is an underhanded attempt to subvert Trump’s constitutional rights to keep him from discussing the case publicly on the campaign trail.
Trump’s legal team is challenging the gag order and received support from the most unlikely of sources.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of overturning Trump’s gag order, rightly pointing out that it’s a violation of his First Amendment rights.
The woke extremist ACLU was a frequent foe of the former President, filing more than 400 lawsuits against his administration in court.
The brief argues that the gag order is overly broad and touches on topics that are relevant to the 2024 Presidential election.
“Much that he has said has been patently false and has caused great harm to countless individuals, as well as to the Republic itself. Some of his words and actions have led him to this criminal indictment, which alleges grave wrongdoing in contempt of the peaceful transition of power,” the ACLU brief said. “But Trump retains a First Amendment right to speak, and the rest of us retain a right to hear what he has to say.”
The ACLU said that the gag order is “unconstitutionally vague,” which illegally restricts Trump’s speech.
“Reading the order, Defendant cannot possibly know what he is permitted to say, and what he is not,” the ACLU wrote. “In the context of the order, it could mean something as innocuous as ‘name’ or ‘identify,’ or something much more violent.”
The brief singled out the restriction on Trump’s ability to comment on Jack Smith.
“Attempts to gag speech that addresses how the Special Counsel is conducting his work, on the grounds of ensuring the proper and impartial administration of justice, unduly undermine public discussion on matters of public concern that is at the heart of what the First Amendment protects,” the ACLU added.
The ACLU said that the brief wasn’t about Trump but about defending the principle of free speech.
Donald Trump is finding unlikely allies as he fights Judge Tanya Chutkan’s unconstitutional scheme to silence him.