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Tom of Temecula

(1,632 posts)
Tue Apr 16, 2024, 10:29 AM Apr 2024

Alvin Bragg formally asks for Trump to be held in contempt for violating gag order

New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg formally asked Tuesday for Donald Trump to be held in contempt in his hush money trial for allegedly violating Justice Juan Merchan's gag order. The legal action stems from an April 1 court order that prohibited Trump from making or directing public statements about potential witnesses in the case, including Michael Cohen and Stormy Daniels. The order was aimed at preventing any influence on the testimony or intimidation of individuals involved in the trial.

Despite the order, Trump reportedly made several posts on social media targeting Cohen and Daniels shortly after the restriction was put in place. This included a post on April 10 where Trump shared a statement by Michael Avenatti, a former lawyer for Daniels, criticizing the fairness of the gag order and calling Cohen and Daniels "sleaze bags."

In an 11-page motion filed on Tuesday, Bragg argued that Trump's actions were a "willful" violation of the court's directive and demonstrated a deliberate attempt to "intimidate this Court and impede the orderly administration of this trial."

The district attorney's office has requested that the court impose sanctions on Trump, including fines and the removal of the offending social media posts. The memorandum emphasized the importance of upholding the integrity of the judicial process and ensuring that the trial is conducted fairly and without undue influence.

https://www.rawstory.com/merchan-contempt/

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Alvin Bragg formally asks for Trump to be held in contempt for violating gag order (Original Post) Tom of Temecula Apr 2024 OP
Is there a judge in the land? MOMFUDSKI Apr 2024 #1
Michael Avenatti? Mblaze Apr 2024 #2
Pretty sure Trump's Justice Dept put the screws to Avenati Tom of Temecula Apr 2024 #3
Oh, I don't know. Every T.V. host was fawning over Avenatti while he was a cocky legal beagle. erronis Apr 2024 #10
They sure are (deceiving, that is). calimary Apr 2024 #12
Could he be looking for a pardon from Trump Frances Apr 2024 #6
I don't think so. SergeStorms Apr 2024 #7
This is the gag we need... CaptainTruth Apr 2024 #4
Good malaise Apr 2024 #5
Grab Him By The Wallet! Deep State Witch Apr 2024 #8
We are sick of his crap too Mr. Bragg - thank you for trying! nt TBF Apr 2024 #9
LOCK HIM UP ALREADY!!! LymphocyteLover Apr 2024 #11
Gag the people who are letting him get away with it too! Initech Apr 2024 #13

Mblaze

(301 posts)
2. Michael Avenatti?
Tue Apr 16, 2024, 11:23 AM
Apr 2024

Of course he dislikes Ms. Daniels and supports Trump. She busted him for stealing book proceeds from her and he was subsequently sentenced to 14 years in prison for stealing settlement funds from clients and failing to pay taxes for a coffee chain he owned. He's like a mini-Trump.

erronis

(15,977 posts)
10. Oh, I don't know. Every T.V. host was fawning over Avenatti while he was a cocky legal beagle.
Tue Apr 16, 2024, 02:41 PM
Apr 2024

He must have had tons of "friends" back then. I think a lot of DUers were also enamored of him and his striking a noble blow against trump.

Appearances can be deceiving.

calimary

(82,596 posts)
12. They sure are (deceiving, that is).
Tue Apr 16, 2024, 10:35 PM
Apr 2024

For awhile back then, I was a big Michael Avenatti fan. I think, if memory serves, it was because he was one of the lawyers representing Ron Goldman's family against O.J. Simpson. Not sure what happened to him to change him but eventually he was not one of my heroes anymore.

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Avenatti

Frances

(8,554 posts)
6. Could he be looking for a pardon from Trump
Tue Apr 16, 2024, 12:24 PM
Apr 2024

If Trump is elected president, Avenetti could ask Trump for a pardon

SergeStorms

(19,222 posts)
7. I don't think so.
Tue Apr 16, 2024, 01:17 PM
Apr 2024

Avanetti was Ms. Daniel's attorney, so he helped get Donnie in trouble. Donnie holds a grudge, BIGLY!

Even though Avanetti has had a change of heart while in prison, his words of praise for Trump are falling on deaf ears.

Avanetti did Donnie wrong, and that can never be forgiven.

Initech

(100,600 posts)
13. Gag the people who are letting him get away with it too!
Tue Apr 16, 2024, 11:04 PM
Apr 2024

Sean Hannity and Rupert Murdoch, I'm looking in your direction...

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