“He’s Literally Thumbing His Nose At The Courts” Former Judge Spots What Trump Has Refused To Do

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Former Superior Court Judge LaDoris Cordell has revealed that former President Donald Trump has consistently failed to discourage his supporters from issuing threats against judges and other legal professionals involved in his criminal cases.

According to a report by Mediaite on Monday, April 1, 2024, the judge noted that this stance unequivocally demonstrates his disregard for the judiciary, as he refuses to intervene despite the escalating tensions.

Cordell also issued a stark warning against the former president’s near-defiance of gag orders, stating that it’s time for concrete consequences if violated, including jail time.

He made these comments after Trump’s recent social media tirades targeting New York Judge Juan Merchan and his family, which raised serious concerns about the safety and integrity of the legal system.

“What happens when Trump breaks that gag order on Truth Social or otherwise?” CNN anchor Omar Jimenez asked Cordell.

He responded unequivocally, stating that Trump must face the full consequences of his actions, including the prospect of jail time.

“[Y]ou said ‘when’ and not ‘if,’ and I think you’re right, Omar. When he steps across then gag order line, and I do hope that will be expanded, there should be only one response: ‘Bring your toothbrush, Donald Trump, because you’re going to sit in a jail cell for a while,'” the former judge said.

“There has to be an immediate consequence when he defies a court order. That is a normal response. You cannot have a court system that is subjected to these kinds of threats and intimidation. Nowhere else has this ever happened and gone on without any consequences, and that has to change, and it has to change now.”

Cordell previously emphasized during the interview that Trump’s actions go beyond mere criticism and constitute a direct threat to the individuals targeted and the rule of law itself.

He said, “What people should know, first off, is that this is not normal. Attacks upon our legal system, attacks on judges, witnesses, jurors, court staff, lawyers, and their families, it’s not normal.

“I’ve presided over thousands of hearings and trials during my nearly 20 years as a trial judge, and never did any defendants in my courtroom show such disrespect for the court system as was shown by Donald Trump.”

The former judge also highlighted that Trump has failed to discourage his fervent supporters from targeting individuals involved in his criminal cases.

“So what he’s doing, he’s literally thumbing his nose at the courts, and he’s making a mockery of the legal system. And we know this because he has cautioned, he has never once, never cautioned his followers to abstain from making threats and otherwise attack his targets,” he claimed.

“He wants to put people in fear for their lives by having his followers do his dirty work. So almost the job of a trial judge is to ensure a fair trial for both sides and to manage the courtroom to ensure law and order.

“So when you have a disrupter like Donald Trump, judges have tools to rein them in. They have warnings, you got fines, you got gag orders, you got incarceration. And warnings and fines haven’t worked with Trump.”

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