Ex-Prosecutor Predicts How Lifting Of Gag Order May Actually Backfire On Trump | EUROtoday

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Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner instructed that Judge Juan Merchan’s partial lifting of the gag order that he’d positioned on Donald Trump throughout the former president’s hush cash trial “may and probably will come back to bite” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee — and even presumably, in the end, result in his incarceration.

Merchan this week lifted the order barring Trump from speaking concerning the witnesses and jurors within the case, for which he was convicted on all 34 prices and might be sentenced on July 11. Trump nonetheless can’t assault the prosecutors and court docket workers, although.

“Now, on the one hand, yes, that is very concerning because we fear for the witnesses and the jurors and others,” Kirschner acknowledged within the newest installment of his “Justice Matters” collection that he shared on YouTube.

But it “really is in accordance with the law,” he defined, noting how Trump had been discovered responsible and the case is about to enter its sentencing part.

Kirschner, nonetheless, mentioned there may very well be a “silver lining.”

“How many of you think Donald Trump will begin posting and saying things about the witnesses that are harassing and intimidating and threatening and perhaps even violence-inducing?” he requested. “Yeah, me too.”

The potential hazard that Trump poses to others might be an enormous think about figuring out what sentence he receives, mentioned Kirchner.

He continued, “If it took a gag order […] to keep Donald Trump from endangering witnesses, jurors, and others, and once those judicial restraints were lifted he went right back to doing it, if I’m one of the prosecutors on District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s Team, you can bet I’m putting that in my sentencing memorandum and I’m arguing at the time of sentencing, ‘Judge, what Donald Trump has made clear is the only time the danger he poses to others is reduced or can be controlled is when judicial restraint is controlling it.’”

A interval behind bars may very well be the one approach to restrain Trump, Kirschner added.

Watch Kirschner’s full evaluation right here: