I know most American hold Hair Füror in contempt, but finally a federal judge has, too:
Judge Arthur Engoron said Trump failed to abide by his order to comply with the subpoena, and that his attorneys failed to show how a search of materials held by Trump was conducted. Engoron said Trump would be fined $10,000 a day until he complies.
“Mr. Trump, I know you take your business seriously and I take mine seriously. I hereby hold you in civil contempt and fine you $10,000 per day until you purge that contempt,” Engoron said at a hearing Monday. A written decision with a start date for fines is expected Tuesday.
Trump plans to appeal the decision, his attorney Alina Habba told reporters.
Well of course he will! And, of course, he will lose that appeal because it would be bad to allow an obvious crook to escape prosecution by throwing a temper tantrum and refusing to cooperate.
And once the contempt finding actually does kick in, Trump will be on the hook for $10,000 per day until he complies with the court order. Now, we can wonder if Lord Damp Nut has $10K Ameros a day to waste on his tantrum, or if the RNC is going to pick up the tab. (There’s always money in the Banana Shack, amirite?)
And if ex-Prznint Stupid does have to pay it out of his own pocket, he’s probably got enough for a couple of weeks before he puts Mel on a street corner to sell dollar knobbers again. Allegedly.