Former President Donald Trump didn’t commit to complying with a federal judge’s warning to avoid making public statements that could be viewed as an attempt to intimidate witnesses or taint the jury pool. He also implied that he would not take a plea deal in a separate case if offered one.

While at the Iowa State Fair, Trump was asked about the order from Judge Tanya Chutkan, who presides over Special Counsel Jack Smith’s criminal case against the former president, for his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. 

“We’ll have to take a look at the order,” Trump said. “The whole thing is a fake. It was put out by Biden. And they put it out because they can’t win an election the fair way.”

“It’s all called election interference,” he said. “Biden put it out because he can’t win the fair way. He’s way down in the polls.”After the event, Trump left for the airport, on his way to his golf club in New Jersey. While on the tarmac, Trump answered a reporter who asked, “Is there any chance you take a plea deal in Georgia?”


“We did nothing wrong. We don’t ever take a plea deal,” Trump said. “We don’t take plea deals. It’s a wise guy question. You’re just a wise guy. We don’t take plea deals because I did nothing wrong. It’s called election interference.”

Trump faces dozens of felonies in two separate federal cases and faces another case out of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. He could also be indicted in the coming days in a case out of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office over his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

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