Former White House lawyer Ty Cobb believes that former President Trump’s “narcissism” could lead to his imprisonment due to continually violating a gag order in his federal case.
The gag order, currently on hold pending a ruling from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, restricts Trump and his lawyers from targeting specific individuals involved in the case.
“I don’t think his first or second violation of the gag order will find him sent to jail, but I think ultimately, his narcissism will get the best of him,” Cobb said.
“And he will violate it until he finds out what the limits of Judge Chutkan’s patience are.”
The three-judge panel, consisting of judges appointed by Democratic presidents, expressed skepticism and asked aggressive questions while considering the reinstatement of the gag order.
Despite initial turbulence, Cobb remains confident in the judges’ capability to interpret and enforce the order.
“The judges were frustrated with both sides a little today because of the vagaries of, you know, their interpretation of the order and the arguments that they were making,” Cobb stated.
“But in the end … I think this task boils down to using that, you know, scalpel skillfully to demonstrate what target or targeting actually means and … what areas of speech are actually being circumscribed by the need to avoid undermining the integrity of the judicial process.”
“I think that task is well within the capability of these judges and Judge Chutkan,” he added.