A federal judge ruled that former President Trump has to cool his Mussolini bully-boy jets even more than he’s already been instructed to do. Verbally, I mean.

Early this afternoon Judge Tanya S. Chutkan imposed a limited gag order on Orange Plague, restricting Trump from making public statements attacking the witnesses, prosecutors (i.e., Jack Smith) or anyone else involved in the federal criminal case in which he stands accused of conspiring to overturn the 2020 election.

N.Y. Times: The order, however, “left Trump free as he pursues his presidential campaign to continue disparaging the Justice Department, President Biden — and even to assert that he believed his prosecution was politically motivated. Judge Chutkan also apparently left Mr. Trump free to attack her.”

Trump campaign response: “Today’s decision is an absolute abomination and another partisan knife stuck in the heart of our Democracy by Crooked Joe Biden, who was granted the right to muzzle his political opponent, the leading candidate for the Presidency in 2024, and the most popular political leader in America, President Donald J. Trump. President Trump will continue to fight for our Constitution, the American people’s right to support him, and to keep our country free of the chains of weaponized and targeted law enforcement.”