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  • Writer's pictureJanuary 6th News

Donald Trump Faces Jail Time for Repeatedly Violating Order Against Threatening Witnesses

Donald Trump continues to violate his gag order in the criminal hush-money trial.

Manhattan Judge Juan Merchan found Trump in contempt of court for a 10th time for criticizing jurors or court personnel, fined him $1,000 — and warned that more violations could land him behind bars.

Donald Trump jail time mug shot
On August 24, 2023, after being indicted on racketeering and related charges, Donald Trump surrendered to authorities at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, Georgia, where a mug shot of him was taken.

Judge Merchant has made it clear that he does not want to send Trump to jail, but won’t allow him to make a mockery of the court of law. 

"You are the former president of the United States, and possibly the next president as well," Merchan told Trump in court. "I do not want to impose a jail sanction and have done everything I can to avoid doing so. But I will if necessary."

So far, Trump has racked up more than $10,000 in fines—and has shown no remorse or willingness to comply with court orders. 

Trump’s behavior has some speculating that he wants to go to jail as a fundraising scheme as his campaign falls millions of dollars behind. His campaign has already sent out several fundraising emails attempting to raise money off the possibility of jail time. 



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