Legal experts are warning that Donald Trump could face legal consequences after sharing posts on social media attacking U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who is overseeing his January 6 trial. Trump shared a post accusing Chutkan of engaging in election interference and criticized her bias. Chutkan had previously warned Trump about making inflammatory statements during a hearing on a pre-trial protective order, aimed at preventing him from discussing evidence or intimidating witnesses.
Chutkan’s ruling granted the protective motion, asserting that Trump’s free speech rights did not exempt him from the order. She emphasized that any violation could lead to arranging a speedy trial to preserve an impartial jury pool. Legal experts speculate that Trump might be called into a hearing by the judge due to his recent social media posts. Violating the protective order could result in contempt of court charges, potentially leading to fines or jail time.
While the severity of the consequences would depend on the nature of the violation, experts believe that a warning might be issued for less serious violations. Joshua Ritter, a criminal defense attorney, suggests that serious violations could lead to a court appearance and a stern warning from the judge.
Donovan was born and raised in the deep south of South Central Georgia, roughly two hours from the Georgia-Florida line. His father was a guitar player, farmer, and eventually blue color worker for GM. His mother suffered from Scleroderma starting a few years after he was born, so she became a home maker. Growing up as an only child, Donovan’s interest included music (though he really never learned to play anything) and anything dealing with technology, but specifically computers.
He has spent his entire life involved with computer technology either as a hobby or as a career. In his middle to late teens, he ran a BBS (electronic bulletin board system – the precursor to the modern day Internet). He learned about networking computer systems, building computers, and communication technologies as part of his career.
Later in life, he fulfilled his dream of running his own ISP (Internet Service Provider) when he was hired first as the Network Manager and eventually the General Manager of the Telecommunications Department for the City of Tifton, known as CityNet.
Today he runs his own IT business and has been podcasting in some form or fashion since 2011.