Trump courts legal peril and political gain with attacks on judges

Former President Donald Trump’s relentless attacks on the judges and prosecutors overseeing a series of criminal cases against him are central to his 2024 run for president.

He has framed the 88 criminal indictments, covering everything from his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to charges of business fraud in New York, as a politically motivated attempt to block him from a second term in the White House.

But his attacks, done in defiance of multiple gag orders by the judges in those cases, present as much legal peril to the former president as they do political gain.

Trump’s attorneys could lose access to the names of jurors if he defies those orders, according to legal experts, and the former president even faces the possibility of jail time.

Yet Trump has continued to attack the Read more…

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