United States

Prosecutors ask for protective order after Trump post appears to promise revenge

The order would limit what information Trump and his legal team could share publicly

Trump faces charges including conspiracy to defraud the US and conspiracy to obstruct Congress’ certification of Biden’s electoral victory. Picture: Getty

The US Justice Department has asked a federal judge overseeing the criminal case against former president Donald Trump in Washington to step in after he released a post online that appeared to promise revenge on anyone who goes after him.

Prosecutors asked US District Court judge Tanya Chutkan to issue a protective order in the case a day after Trump pleaded not guilty to charges of trying to overturn his 2020 election loss and block ...