2020 ELECTION/2024 ELECTION/LEGAL: “A federal judge issued a limited gag order Monday against Donald Trump, saying the former president must stop disparaging prosecutors, witnesses and court personnel involved in his upcoming D.C. trial on charges of conspiring to obstruct the results of the 2020 election.

The decision by U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan takes the country further into legally and politically uncharted territory with a criminal defendant who is known for incendiary public statements and is also a leading 2024 presidential candidate.

‘Mr. Trump is facing felony charges, and he does not get to respond to every criticism if that response could affect a potential witness,’ Chutkan said in court. ‘He doesn’t get to use all the words.'”

-Rachel Weiner, Perry Stein, Tom Jackman, Devlin Barrett and Spencer S. Hsu, “Trump placed under limited gag order in federal election case in D.C.,” washingtonpost.com, October 16, 2023