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'Biased.' 'Corrupt.' 'Deranged.' Trump's taunts test limits of release

By Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Swan and Alan Feuer

16 Aug 2023 · 7 min read

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  1. Former President Donald Trump has been warned by Judge Tanya Chutkan, who is overseeing his prosecution on charges of seeking to subvert the 2020 election, against making inflammatory statements that could intimidate witnesses or others involved in the case.

Just days ago, the judge overseeing former President Donald Trump’s prosecution on charges of seeking to subvert the 2020 election admonished him against violating the conditions of his release put in place at his arraignment — including by making “inflammatory statements” that could be construed as possibly intimidating witnesses or other people involved in the case.

But Trump immediately tested that warning by posting a string of messages on his social media website, Truth Social, that largely amplified others criticizing the judge, Tanya Chutkan.

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