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lees1975

(4,407 posts)
Mon May 6, 2024, 03:59 PM May 6

Will Trump ever go to jail for contempt of court in the current bribery case?


37 votes, 3 passes | Time left: Unlimited
No, people like Trump are always above the law and don't have to follow the rules.
21 (57%)
Yes, eventually the judge will get tired of having his credibility challenged and send him to jail.
15 (41%)
No, because of his secret service protection, he'll just be ordered to stay in one place and not leave.
1 (3%)
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Model35mech

(2,047 posts)
2. NO, but mostly because I don't think the Judge wants to facilitate an appeal
Mon May 6, 2024, 04:04 PM
May 6

Normally, a judge would not worry much about that.

But, this is obviously a case of national political importance. Handing Trump anything that looks like ammunition for his slingshot is a bad idea.

But I do believe the judge may start doubling the cost of each fine. In the end, with Trumps flouting of the gag order that could become a large enough sum to give even an orange--atan pause.

LakeArenal

(29,203 posts)
7. I read and have no knowledge myself, that the judge can order him to jail for contempt after the trial.
Mon May 6, 2024, 04:29 PM
May 6

🤷🏼?♀️ Anybody?

tinrobot

(11,079 posts)
4. I think the judge's threat is real. The rest is up to Trump.
Mon May 6, 2024, 04:08 PM
May 6

It's his decision whether or not to violate the order again.

I don't think he can stop himself, so I voted yes.

marble falls

(59,583 posts)
6. Counting on it. He'll go to jail, play the victim. I bet he'll behave well enough to prevent going back a second time ..
Mon May 6, 2024, 04:26 PM
May 6

... TFG Jr will become dad's mouthpiece.

lees1975

(4,407 posts)
9. No one is showing up for him now, in spite of appeals to do so.
Mon May 6, 2024, 04:58 PM
May 6

Maybe they're afraid, or they realize they might be subject to arrest. Or, the reason I think might be the best choice, there's not that much excitement, or enthusiasm around his running again. Other than his core base of maga cultists, there's no longer that much interest in supporting him. They're not that enthusiastic any more.

StoolPigeon

(154 posts)
11. I'm hoping that the judge is timing it
Mon May 6, 2024, 05:54 PM
May 6

Trump is already in jail 4 days per week, having to attend court. The judge is waiting for a Mon night violation so he can impose sentence from Tues night thru Thurs morning giving him a couple of overnight stays.

Brother Buzz

(36,744 posts)
12. My magic 8 Ball is suggesting he'll be sent to jail on a Friday
Mon May 6, 2024, 06:09 PM
May 6

Imagine three nights without his social media device; my magic 8 Ball knowns a good dose of schadenfreuden is good for the soul.

lees1975

(4,407 posts)
13. Fun to watch but he wouldn't learn a lesson from it.
Mon May 6, 2024, 09:37 PM
May 6

Then again, without his social media his head might explode.

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