US Politics

Trump accused of attempting to try criminal cases ‘in the media rather than the courtroom’

Former US president has continued to lambaste prosecutor, describing Jack Smith as a ‘thug’

Donald Trump vows to continue speaking about the cases: “I will talk about it. They’re not taking away my First Amendment.” Picture: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Former president Donald Trump has kept up his attacks on special counsel Jack Smith and vowed to continue talking about his criminal cases.

His comments came even as prosecutors sought a protective order to limit the evidence that Trump and his team could share.

In the early voting state of New Hampshire, Trump assailed Smith as a “thug prosecutor” and a “deranged guy” a week after being indicted on felony charges for his efforts to ...