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‘It’s clearly strategic’: Why Trump kept attacking judges’ families

Posted on AllSides April 2nd, 2024
From The Left
Justice, Donald Trump, Judges
Pool photo by Mary Altaffer

Every time prosecutors and judges tried to muzzle Donald Trump, he lashed out at their families.

In three different court cases over the past six months, judges imposed gag orders that restrained the former president from vilifying witnesses, court employees and others involved in the proceedings against him. In each case, Trump responded by verbally attacking not only the prosecutors and judges themselves, but also their family members.

“It’s clearly strategic,” said Ty Cobb, who served as a White House lawyer under Trump but has become a frequent critic of...

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