Is Donald Trump headed to the big house?
Former Trump Administration White House lawyer, Ty Cobb said he thinks former President Trump’s “narcissism” will ultimately land him in jail.
“I don’t think his first or second violation of the gag order will find him sent to jail, but I think ultimately, his narcissism will get the best of him,” Cobb told CNN’s Erin Burnett on Monday. “And he will violate it until he finds out what the limits of Judge Chutkan’s patience are.”
Cobb served as a lawyer for the Trump administration from July 2017 until May 2018.
The former White House attorney also predicted the court will uphold Judge Tanya Chutkan’s limited gag order in the former president’s federal election interference case. On Monday, a three-judge panel considered Trump’s attempt to halt the gag order imposed in the case.
Burnett suggested that if Trump were to violate the gag order, he could spend a night or two in jail. Cobb said “that’s exactly right.”
The judges asked skeptical and aggressive questions of attorneys on both sides while they were deciding whether to put back in place the gag order, The Associated Press noted.
“The judges were frustrated with both sides a little today because of the vagaries of, you know, their interpretation of the order and the arguments that they were making,” Cobb said in response. “But in the end … I think this task boils down to using that, you know, scalpel skillfully to demonstrate what target or targeting actually means and … what areas of speech are actually being circumscribed by the need to avoid undermining the integrity of the judicial process.”
“I think that task is well within the capability of these judges and Judge Chutkan,” he added.