2020 ELECTION/LEGAL: “Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday kept up his attacks on special counsel Jack Smith and vowed to continue talking about his criminal cases even as prosecutors sought a protective order to limit the evidence that Trump and his team could share.

In the early voting state of New Hampshire, Trump assailed Smith as a ‘thug prosecutor’ and a ‘deranged guy’ a week after being indicted on felony charges for his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election in the run-up to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.”

-Michelle L. Price and Holly Ramen, “Trump vows to keep talking about criminal cases despite prosecutors pushing for protective order,” apnews.com, August 8, 2023