Trump lawyers seek sanctions against Jack Smith after ‘unconstitutional gag order’ request

Former President Donald Trump‘s lawyers are seeking sanctions against special counsel Jack Smith and his office for the request to limit what Trump could say about law enforcement agents involved in his Florida classified documents case. 

Trump’s lawyers filed a motion on Monday asking U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, who is presiding over the case, to strike Smith’s request, make civil contempt findings for all attorneys in the government who were involved with the decision, and impose sanctions following an “evidentiary hearing” into Smith’s office’s decision to “disregard required procedures.”

Federal prosecutors on Friday asked Cannon to revise the conditions of Trump’s release to prohibit him from making public comments that could “pose a significant, imminent, and foreseeable danger to law enforcement agents.”

Trump’s team is arguing Smith’s motion “improperly asks the Court to impose an unconstitutional gag order
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