President Trump is reportedly seething at a gag order that has been issued in a federal case related to a political corruption investigation. According to reports, the gag order was issued in order to protect the integrity of the investigation and prevent witnesses and other persons with knowledge of the case from discussing the case publicly.
Trump has been vocal in his criticism of the gag order, calling it “unfair” and claiming it prevents him from responding to what he perceives as political attacks from Democrats. Meanwhile, his campaign is reported to be relishing the order, as it allows them to avoid further scrutiny of the case.
The gag order has been widely criticized by civil rights activists, who argue that the order prevents the public from evaluating the case and seeing if there is any truth to the allegations. Critics also worry that the order could be used to shield the case from public scrutiny and allow evidence or facts to be suppressed. With Trump occupying the White House, these concerns are even more pronounced.