Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, says in agreeing to restrict what Donald Trump can say publicly about the D.C.-based case, Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan has indicated that she favors the prosecution in the election conspiracy case.
He says she is playing hardball.
"Judge Tanya Chutkan strongly suggests that Trump should be carefully monitoring his comment," Fitton relays. " So, he's not going to be able to defend himself -- as he should be able to under the First Amendment -- during this presidential campaign. In many ways, Chutkan's actually going to be running his campaign in terms of monitoring his speech, and that's not an idle threat in the sense that the judge has the right or the ability to put him in jail if she thinks he gets out of line."
Meanwhile in Georgia, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is calling for her election interference trial against Trump and 18 co-defendants to start March 4th -- one day before the Super Tuesday primaries.
"The goal is to interfere with the election and put him on trial literally as the primary season begins," Fitton summarizes.
Republican legislative leaders in The Peach State are calling on Governor Brian Kemp (R) to call a special session to deal with the actions of D.A. Willis.