Now Donald Trump must decide what’s more important to him: his compulsion to denigrate the judicial system or his tactic of delaying the judicial system. This is a wise decision by the judge. Any sort of fines she might have imposed, would be meaningless to Trump, other than its fundraising value. If she were to toss Trump in jail, he would become a martyr to the MAGA.
(CNN)US District Judge Tanya Chutkan closed her first hearing in the 2020 election subversion case with a warning shot to former President Donald Trump: the more inflammatory statements he makes connected to the case, the greater the urgency will be to move the case quickly to trial.
The warning hit on what have been the two major flashpoints in the January 6 prosecution against Trump so far: what he can say publicly about the evidence prosecutors turn over to the defense and how quickly the proceedings should move to a trial.
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