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Being Held in Contempt Might Not Be Trump’s Biggest Problem

Posted on AllSides May 7th, 2024
From The Left
Justice, Donald Trump, Gag Order, Prison
Jamie Kelter Davis for POLITICO

Donald Trump’s extraordinary inability to keep his mouth shut has been costly this year — and it could get a lot worse.

The defamation verdict in the E. Jean Carroll lawsuit already took him for nearly $100 million, and on Monday, he was again held in contempt for violating a gag order that prohibits attacks on witnesses and jurors in his Manhattan hush money trial. It marked the 10th time Trump’s comments had officially crossed the line, and Justice Juan Merchan has been fining him $1,000 per violation. Of perhaps more consequence to...

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