Trump Prosecutors Demand Ban on Dangerous Statements – Ex-President’s Claims Pose Threat to Law Enforcement

West Palm Beach, Florida – Federal prosecutors in Florida have raised concerns about former President Donald Trump’s public statements, citing potential threats to law enforcement officers involved in his ongoing legal case. The request comes after Trump made claims implying that FBI agents were prepared to use lethal force during a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate.

US District Judge Aileen Cannon, overseeing the case against Trump involving classified documents, received the prosecutors’ request to restrict the ex-president from making statements that could jeopardize the safety of law enforcement officers. The prosecutors emphasized that Trump’s mischaracterization of the events surrounding the search could lead to threats, violence, and harassment against the officers involved.

In response to Trump’s allegation that the FBI agents were “locked and loaded” to harm him and his family during the search, US Attorney General Merrick Garland denounced the claim as false and dangerous. The FBI’s standard use-of-force policy prohibits the use of deadly force unless there is an imminent threat of death or serious physical harm to the officers.

Prosecutors stressed that the search at Mar-a-Lago was meticulously planned to ensure the safety of all parties involved, including coordination with the US Secret Service. Despite Trump’s assertions, no force was used in the execution of the search, which is part of the ongoing investigation into the alleged hoarding of classified documents by the former president.

Defending the government’s motion, prosecutors highlighted the importance of preserving the integrity of the legal proceedings and safeguarding law enforcement officers who are expected to testify in the case. Defense lawyers for Trump have objected to the request, and the ex-president’s campaign spokesperson criticized the move as an attempt to stifle Trump’s speech.

Trump faces multiple felony charges relating to the possession of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago and obstruction of the FBI’s retrieval efforts. He maintains his innocence and has pleaded not guilty to the charges. The court proceedings continue as prosecutors seek to ensure a fair trial while addressing concerns about potential threats to law enforcement personnel.