The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia was urged by Trump's legal team to "reject this transparent gamesmanship and deny the motion completely."

“nothing more than an obvious attempt by the Biden Administration to unlawfully silence its most prominent political opponent, who has now taken a commanding lead in the polls," Trump's lawyers wrote 

The defense team for Donald Trump asserted that neither the court nor the prosecution "are the filter for what the public may hear."

The proposed gag order, they added, "puts President Trump at risk of contempt any time he speaks about anyone relevant to his political campaign."

If approved, it would prevent Trump from making specific extrajudicial remarks in the matter.

Additionally, Trump's attorneys argued that they shouldn't have to request permission from the court in order to undertake pre-trial public opinion research.

“The prosecution in this case already knows the population of Washington D.C. and knows that it does not favor President Trump,” 

“Take a moment out of the day to enjoy what's on your plate.”

Trump's legal team penned. The ability of the defense to prepare for trial without interference from the prosecution is not infringed upon by any limits on pretrial polling.