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Trump Calls Protective Order in Jan. 6 Case 'Ridiculous' and 'Unconstitutional'

Former President Donald Trump is attacking the protective order that was issued in his upcoming trial on charges of inciting the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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Former president Donald Trump arrives at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va. on Thursday before appearing at E. Barrett Prettyman United States Court House. (Tom Brenner/For the Washington Post )

Trump has called the protective order "ridiculous" and "unconstitutional." He has also accused the House select committee of trying to "silence" him.

The protective order was issued by a federal judge in July. It prevents Trump from discussing the case with witnesses or potential witnesses. The order also prevents Trump from making public statements about the case.

Trump's lawyers have argued that the protective order is too broad and that it violates his First Amendment rights. They have also argued that the order is unnecessary, as Trump has already agreed to cooperate with the House select committee's investigation.

The Justice Department has defended the protective order, arguing that it is necessary to protect the integrity of the trial. The Justice Department has also argued that the order is narrowly tailored and that it does not violate Trump's First Amendment rights.

The hearing on Trump's motion to dissolve the protective order is scheduled for August 10th.

The case against Trump is still in its early stages, but it is already shaping up to be a major legal battle. Trump is facing serious charges, and the stakes are high. The outcome of the case could have a significant impact on American democracy.

Trump's attack on the protective order is just one example of the legal challenges that he is facing. Trump is also facing a number of other legal challenges, including a civil suit filed by the House select committee. It remains to be seen whether Trump will be able to overcome these challenges and avoid jail time.

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