Judge Amy Berman Jackson has issued a gag order in the Paul Manafort and Rick Gates trial. This is the first set of indictments that were handed down from the efforts of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. As you can see there is still no incriminating evidence against President Donald Trump.
With the shadow government in play and the Mueller team already as leaky as a stainless steel sieve, there is a better than average chance that there will be leaks now and in the future. that is how the Special Counsel has always rolled.
As Written By Ed Morrissey for Hot Air:
Want to know what’s really going on in the prosecution of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates? Well, tough luck, kid. Judge Amy Berman Jackson has issued a gag order on both sides, instructing the legal teams to stop talking to the press, which might set up a fight down the road:
The federal judge overseeing the case against former Donald Trump campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates has issued a gag order in the case.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Wednesday said the order is necessary to limit the impact on potential jurors.
“In order to safeguard defendants’ rights to a fair trial, and to ensure that the court has the ability to seat a jury that has not been tainted by pretrial publicity, all interested participants in the matter, including the parties, any potential witnesses, and counsel for the parties and the witnesses, are hereby ordered to refrain from making statements to the media or in public settings that pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice to this case,” Jackson wrote.
The order goes beyond the opposing attorneys for the principals. It also….
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