Trump Has Epic Response To Judge After Being Threatened With Jail Time

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In his criminal trial over hush money, Donald Trump has been enraged with the judge after receiving a warning that breaking the gag order in the future could result in jail time.

“It is a really bad feeling to have your Constitutional Right to Free Speech, such a big part of life in our Country, so unfairly taken from you, especially when all of the sleazebags, lowlifes, and grifters that you oppose are allowed to say absolutely anything that they want,” the former president wrote on Truth Social early Wednesday.

“It is hard to sit back and listen to lies and false statements be made against you knowing that if you respond, even in the most modest fashion, you are told by a Corrupt and Highly Conflicted Judge that you will be PUT IN PRISON, maybe for a long period of time.”

The main focus of the trial, which is in its third week, is that Trump allegedly fabricated documents at his business to conceal the type of payments he made to his then-attorney, Michael Cohen, in order to disprove reports that he had extramarital affairs while running for president in 2016. The presumed Republican front-runner, Donald Trump, has denied any wrongdoing and entered a not guilty plea to 34 charges of falsifying business records in relation to the hush money payments.

Judge Juan M. Merchan fined Trump $1,000 for breaking the gag order on Monday and threatened to put him in jail. Last Monday, he penalized Trump $9,000 for breaking the gag order nine times.

“It appears that the $1,000 fines are not serving as a deterrent. Therefore going forward, this court will have to consider a jail sanction,” Merchan told Trump. Trump’s statements “threaten to interfere with the fair administration of justice and constitute a direct attack on the rule of law. I cannot allow that to continue,” the judge said.

Trump is prohibited from speaking in public regarding the case’s witnesses, jurors, and some other parties under the gag order, which was issued in March.

Merchan and the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who is prosecuting the case, are exempt from the gag order. On April 1, nevertheless, Merchan extended it to forbid Trump from mentioning either the Merchan family or Bragg’s family after Trump insulted the judge’s daughter on multiple occasions.

Trump asserted in a post on Truth Social that he was the focus of an attempt to thwart his efforts to win back the presidency. In a rerun of the 2020 contest, which is scheduled for November, Trump is the presumed Republican nominee and will take on President Joe Biden.

“This Fascist mindset is all coming from D.C. It is a sophisticated hit job on Crooked Joe Biden’s Political Opponent, ME!” Trump wrote.

He also claimed that other judges who oversaw his civil fraud and defamation trials were “corrupt.”

“What these THUGS are doing is AN ATTACK ON THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, AND OUR ONCE GREAT NATION ITSELF,” Trump wrote. “OUR FIRST AMENDMENT MUST STAND, FREE AND STRONG. “GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!'”

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