Former President Donald Trump has been barred by a federal judge from criticising prosecutors, the court, and the possible witnesses ahead of the trial on election subversion charges.
This comes after Trump slammed prosecutors and called them a “team of thugs” and attacked one of the witnesses as “a gutless pig.”
Judge Tanya Chutkan asked, “Because he is running for president, he gets to make threats?”
His lawyers defended him by saying that the comments were a part of “rough and tumble” politics.
As the former president campaigns again for the White House, the Republican, 77, faces three other criminal trials next year.
His federal trial in Washington begins on 4 March, the same day as Super Tuesday, a pivotal day of voting in the 2024 Republican primary election.