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It may not take a conviction in a criminal case for Donald Trump to spend some time behind bars.
Ty Cobb, a former White House attorney under Trump, said on CNN on Monday that he expects his old boss to end up in jail soon due to a gag order violation.
The ex-president is facing two such orders related to his social media attacks on people involved in his various court cases.
Last week, he was fined $10,000 for a second violation of the gag order in the New York civil case, which prohibits him from disparaging members of the court staff.
But Cobb said the other one is more “consequential.”
U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, overseeing his Washington, D.C., election interference case, on Sunday, reinstated her order prohibiting Trump from disparaging prosecutors, court staff or potential witnesses.
Trump, he said, keeps doing that ― and predicted the judge won’t tolerate it or let him off easy.
“I think she’ll come in with a much heavier penalty,” Cobb told CNN’s Erin Burnett. “And ultimately, I think he’ll spend a night or a weekend in jail. I think it’ll take that to stop him.”
See their full conversation below: