James Wolfe, a longtime staffer of the Senate Intelligence Committee, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/Files
June 19, 2018: Staffer Charged With Lying To FBI About Reporter Contact Doesn’t Want Trump And Others To Comment On Case

James Wolfe, the former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee charged with lying to FBI about his contact with reporters, is asking the court to issue a gag order to prevent President Trump and others from commenting on the case.

Trump announced that the Justice Department had caught a “very important leaker” the morning after Wolfe’s arrest, but lawyers say that Wolfe had not yet been arraigned on the charges at the time of Trump’s statement. Wolfe’s lawyers argued that Trump’s comments on the case were “highly prejudicial” and they are worried that it will impact his right to a fair trial, according to court filings.

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