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“Constitution is Much More Important Than Jail” Trump Responds To THREAT


President Trump steps into the spotlight outside the New York City courtroom where Alvin Bragg’s trial is unfolding.

Trump then drops hints about risking jail time by defying a gag order.

He boldly declared that the Constitution trumps any potential consequences.

Now that’s a proper President! A man with conviction.

He basically told the media that he’s walking a tightrope them.

If they ask him a question, he can’t because he’s muzzled by a gag order.

And if he says too much, “right to jail!”

The Post Millennial reports:

Former President Donald Trump addressed the media on Monday outside of the New York City courtroom where Alvin Bragg’s falsified business records trial is being held. There, Trump hinted at risking jail time by violating the gag order imposed on him, saying that the Constitution outweighs any potential consequences.

“I have to watch every word I tell you people. You ask me a simple question, I’d like to give it but I can’t talk about it, because this judge has given me a gag order and says you’ll go to jail if you violate it,” Trump said.

Trump also expressed frustration over the court’s decision to extend the case, suggesting it interfered with his ability to participate in political activities.

“This is really truly election interference and it’s a disgrace,” he said.

Despite the gag order, Trump lamented his limited ability to address the media freely, stating that the Constitution is more important than the potential penalties.

“Frankly our Constitution is much more important than jail. I’ll do that sacrifice any day,” Trump said.

Judge Juan Merchan, who is overseeing the case, recently fined Trump $1,000 and held him in contempt for the tenth time due to statements made in a recent broadcast.

The Dems are just dying to figure out a way to put Trump behind bars.

But our President is always 5 steps ahead of them.

Reuters adds:

Trump has pleaded not guilty and denies wrongdoing.
As he imposed the fine, Merchan said he considered jail time “truly the last resort” as it would disrupt the trial, pose extraordinary security challenges and complicate the 2024 presidential election, in which the Republican Trump seeks to win the White House back from Democratic President Joe Biden.
But the judge said Trump’s “continued, willful” violations of the gag order amounted to a “direct attack on the rule of law.”
Merchan imposed the 10th $1,000 fine on Monday for an April 22 broadcast interview in which the former president said: “That jury was picked so fast – 95% Democrats. The area’s mostly all Democrat.”
Merchan found that other statements flagged by prosecutors that mentioned witnesses Michael Cohen and David Pecker did not violate the gag order.
The order prevents Trump from making statements about jurors, witnesses and families of the judge and prosecutors if meant to interfere with the case. Violations are punishable by fines of up to $1,000 or jail time of up to 30 days.
Last week Merchan fined Trump $9,000 for nine social media posts that he ruled had violated the gag order.
Trump complains frequently that the gag order limits his ability to make his case to voters in his comeback White House bid.
“He’s taken away my constitutional right to speak,” Trump told reporters outside the courtroom, before the judge fined him.

PAYMENT RECORDS DISPLAYED

Prosecutors on Monday later showed jurors business records that documented payments totaling $420,000 from Trump to Cohen, his former fixer and personal lawyer.
Prosecutors say the $420,000 paid by Trump was meant to cover the $130,000 Cohen paid to Daniels, along with $50,000 in other expenses he had incurred. Trump doubled that total to account for taxes and also included a $60,000 year-end bonus, they say.
A former controller in Trump’s organization, Jeffrey McConney, testified that he was not aware of any other instance in which the Trump Organization reimbursed someone so generously.
McConney said he never spoke with Trump about the payments but was told by the company’s top finance official Allen Weisselberg that they were reimbursements.
Another former Trump employee, Deborah Tarasoff, walked the jury through the 34 invoices, ledger entries and checks stemming from the payments to Cohen, which were made on a monthly basis after Trump won the election. Each represents one of the 34 counts in the indictment against Trump.
Most of the checks were signed by Trump personally, and prosecutors highlighted his tall, looping signature in thick ink for the jury.
Prosecutors say the payment to Daniels corrupted the 2016 election by keeping the news from voters, at a time when Trump’s treatment of women was a central issue in his campaign against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
They say the altered business records covered up election-law and tax-law violations that elevate the 34 counts Trump faces from misdemeanors to felonies punishable by up to four years in prison.
If found guilty, Trump could face up to four years in prison, though defendants typically face fines and probation.



 

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