Special counsel Jack Smith, on Friday, took a bold step in requesting a gag order against former President Donald Trump regarding Trump’s classified documents case.

In his request, Smith asked the presiding Judge, Aileen Cannon, to modify the conditions of Trump’s release. The requested restrictions would ban Trump from making public statements that could endanger the safety of law enforcement agents working on the case.

Trump has previously posted on social media that the FBI was locked and loaded, ready to take him out and put his family in danger.

“The law enforcement agents participating in this case searched appropriately and professionally, subject to the Department of Justice’s standard use-of-force policy,” the filing reads. “Trump’s repeated mischaracterization of these facts in widely distributed messages as an attempt to kill him, his family and secret service agents has endangered law enforcement officers involved in the investigation and prosecution of this case.”

Trump’s campaign spokesperson, Steven Cheung, called out Smith for trying to silence Trump. Cheung argued that this is not the first attempt to silence Trump as the former president is already under a gag order in his New York case regarding falsified business records.

“Repeated attempts to silence President Trump during the presidential campaign are blatant attempts to interfere in the election,” Cheung said. “They are last-ditch efforts of desperate Democrat radicals running a losing campaign for a failed president.”

According to court documents, Smith’s request comes after the former president criticized the FBI for the use of deadly force during a raid on his Mar-a-Lago estate in August 2022. Court documents reveal that the FBI’s primary objective for the raid was to seize classified information, National Defense Information and U.S. Government Records.

However, in their defense, the FBI said that they were following standard protocols for the raid.

“The FBI followed standard protocols in this search as we do for all search warrants, which includes a standard policy statement limiting the use of deadly force,” the FBI stated. “No one ordered additional steps to be taken, and there was no departure from the norm in this matter.”

The FBI also added that the standard deadly force policy statement was included in the search warrant documents of Trump’s residence and also for Biden’s residence in Delaware.

Trump has previously criticized the deadly force use and took to his Truth social app, tagging Biden as a severe threat to democracy.

“Now we know for sure that Joe Biden is a serious threat to Democracy,” Trump wrote. “He is mentally unfit to hold office-25th amendment.”