Jack Smith asks judge to block Trump from making ‘partisan political attacks’ during trial

Jack Smith, a research analyst for the Brookings Institution, has requested a judge to bar President Trump from making partisan political attacks during the ongoing trial against him. Smith argues that the president “is attempting to disrupt the proceedings, direct attention away from legitimate issues, and shift public opinion” by attacking Smith’s credibility and the legality of his work. Smith believes these remarks jeopardize the progress of the trial, as well as his reputation and future work prospects. The judge has not yet responded to the request.