Trump and His Lawyers Dare Judge to Throw Him in Jail
“As Donald Trump prepares to take the stand in the civil fraud trial that could destroy his business empire, the ex-president and his attorneys have settled on a strategy built on spite and unbridled antagonism. According to two sources familiar with the matter and another person briefed on Team Trump’s legal strategies, the former president and his lawyers are intentionally trying to provoke the judge into a nuclear-level overreaction,” Rolling Stone reports.
“Inviting that kind of response could even lead to the judge ordering Trump to be remanded to a jail cell for the night. The judge in the case had already imposed a gag order on Trump, warning him to refrain from attacks on the judge’s staff. Late last week, the order was expanded to also include Trump’s attorneys. Trump has still shown a brazen willingness to violate it repeatedly.”
“And as bizarre as it may sound, there are attorneys and political advisers to Trump who have told the former president that a so-called ‘remand order’ to put him in custody for repeatedly breaching the judge’s rulings might be a good thing — both legally and politically.”