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‘I COULD BE THROWN IN JAIL!’: Trump Sounds Off After ‘Hush Money’ Trial Begins

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Former President Donald Trump told his supporters in a fundraising email that he could go to jail this week.

The likely Republican presidential nominee has pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of felony fraud for changing business records to hide payments meant to hide affairs he had before the 2016 election.

As the case is being heard, Judge Juan Merchan put out a gag order that says Trump can’t say anything bad about witnesses, courthouse staff, or their families. Legal experts say that Trump has broken the order more than once. Attorneys for the government want the former president to be held in contempt of court. The Trump campaign told people in an email that there would be a hearing on Tuesday.

“ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE IN 24 HOURS!” the subject line blared. “Friend, in 24 hours, the hearing on my GAG ORDER will begin. I COULD BE THROWN IN JAIL AT THAT VERY MOMENT!”

The rhetoric was similar to the campaign’s email three days before jury selection began, warning, “72 Hours Until All Hell Breaks Loose!”

The rest of Trump’s email read:

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This is what the Hate-America Deep State has always dreamed of. I won’t be able to campaign. I will be muzzled and silent. And Democrats will have free rein to destroy our country. We need a HUGE outpouring of support before the day is over, because tomorrow, all hell could break loose for our MAGA Movement. Right now, at this very moment, I’m calling on EVERY Patriot reading this message to chip in and say, I STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP!

ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE IN 24 HOURS!

Friend, in 24 hours, the hearing on my GAG ORDER will begin.

I COULD BE THROWN IN JAIL AT THAT VERY MOMENT!

This is what the Hate-America Deep State has always dreamed of.

STAND WITH TRUMP

I won’t be able to campaign. I will be muzzled and silent. And Democrats will have free rein to destroy our country. We need a HUGE outpouring of support before the day is over, because tomorrow, all hell could break loose for our MAGA Movement. Right now, at this very moment, I’m calling on EVERY Patriot reading this message to chip in and say, I STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP!

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STAND WITH TRUMP

Crooked Joe Biden thinks that if I’m locked away, then supporters like YOU will abandon me.

BUT I KNOW THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN! Only your actions at this moment will show them just how big of a mistake they’ll make if they lock me away. With you by my side, we will peacefully win back the White House at the ballot box and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Trump is on trial in New York City on felony charges regarding a 2016 payment of hush money to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

In April of last year, Trump entered a not guilty plea to a 34-count indictment that accused him of fabricating business records concerning a hush money payment to Daniels that his then-attorney Michael Cohen made to her in an attempt to improve his chances of winning the 2016 presidential election.

In addition to denying the meeting with Daniels, Trump claimed the payment was for personal use and had nothing to do with the campaign.

Trump, who denies any wrongdoing in the New York criminal case, has repeatedly criticized it as a politically motivated witch hunt.

An attorney and spokeswoman for Trump attacked the New York justice system and those involved in prosecuting Trump in a so-called “hush money” case.

Alina Habba alleged that there is a “coordinated effort” between officials in the Democratic super-majority state and the Biden administration to hamstring the current president’s political rival.

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