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Trump’s Contempt Knows No Bounds

Trump’s Contempt Knows No Bounds

Judge Juan Merchan sanctioned the former president for the first, and likely not the last, time.

By David A. Graham, The Atlantic 

Donald Trump has made his contempt for the court clear throughout his criminal trial in Manhattan, and now a judge has made it official. Juan Merchan ruled today that the former president had violated a gag order designed to protect the integrity of the trial and fined him $9,000.

The order is a window into Merchan’s approach to controlling the unruly defendant, who is on trial in his courtroom for falsifying business records…

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