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New York Judge Finds Trump In Contempt Of Gag Order – Again

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On Monday, New York hush money trial Judge Juan Merchan found former President Donald Trump violated a gag order a 10th time.

The latest violation prompted the sternest warning yet from Merchan who warned Trump may face jail time if he continues to violate the court order.

Judge Juan Merchan ordered Trump to pay $1,000 for attacking jurors in his historic criminal trial, according to The Hill.

“Defendant is hereby put on notice that if appropriate and warranted, future violations of its lawful orders will be punishable by incarceration,” Merchan wrote. 

But the judge handed Trump a partial win, ruling that prosecutors had not proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Trump violated his gag order in three other statements.  

Trump has criticized the order, asserting it violates his First Amendment rights to respond to political attacks as the presumptive Republican nominee becomes the first former U.S. president to face a criminal trial. 

The gag order bars Trump from insulting witnesses, jurors, prosecutors, court staff or the judge’s family. It doesn’t bar him from attacking the judge himself or Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D)

The judge has now found Trump breached his gag order a total of 10 times and must pay $1,000 for each violation.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

4 COMMENTS

  1. This “FAUX” Judge REALLY NEEDS to be DEFROCKED & DISBARRED! He’s an ANTI-AMERICAN POLITICAL HACK!!!

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