Donald Trump barred from discussing case with ‘body man’, witnesses. Will that stop him?
From USA Today:
Tom Fitton, one of Trump’s most vocal supporters, said the judge’s order was so vague as to virtually guarantee a confrontation between Trump, the Justice Department and the judge who ultimately oversees the case.
“When Trump starts talking about the case, which he has every right to do on the campaign trail, what are Nauta and all of the other people around Trump every day supposed to do: Cover their ears so they can’t hear it?” asked Fitton, president of the conservative public interest group Judicial Watch.
“What is he going to say, from the podium or at a campaign or even smaller donor event? ‘I’d love to talk about this case but I’ve been advised by counsel that I can’t talk about the biggest case in American history?’ Does he need a list of who’s attending before he can decide whether he can talk about it?”
“This issue goes beyond a limited list of witnesses,” said Fitton, who attended a private dinner with Trump the night before the arraignment. “The judge should just remind the defendant (Trump) that you can’t compromise the case by trying to unlawfully influence a witness’s testimony. But it obviously impairs his candidacy to not be able to talk about the case.”
Read more here…