“This indictment is a very sad moment for me,” George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley exclaimed during an interview with FOX News anchor Sean Hannity, highlighting his fears that Democrats will reach a line with the American people that cannot be broken. cross.
Turley warns that special counsel Jack Smith’s indictment “basically just charges misinformation. This is a misinformation indictment” and charges “a lot” of things that are protected by the First Amendment.
Reflecting further, Turley said: (emphasis ours)
“This is an allegation of free speech murder. There’s no getting around it. I write a lot in academia in the area of free speech, and I’ve rarely seen a more chilling presentation from the Department of Justice. The question people have to ask themselves is, when is the price too high?
Obviously, people are outraged, but when is the price too high to employ Donald Trump? This prosecution is this cost prohibitive. In other words, what they are trying to do is criminalize what they consider to be misinformation.
And I have to tell you that this accusation is a very sad moment for me.