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Judge Juan Merchan fines Trump for contempt of court in 'Stormy Daniels' bribery case

The magnate says that the case against him is "ridiculous", calls Biden "corrupt" and defends that it is "electoral interference".

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Judge Juan Merchan fines Trump for contempt of court in 'Stormy Daniels' bribery case

The magnate says that the case against him is "ridiculous", calls Biden "corrupt" and defends that it is "electoral interference"

This Monday, Judge Juan Merchan fined former President of the United States Donald Trump $1,000 (927 euros) for contempt of court after violating a silence order imposed against him in the context of the trial for the case of bribery of the porn actress. Steffany Clifford, known as 'Stormy Daniels'.

"His continued and premeditated violations of the orders imposed by this court threaten justice and constitute a direct attack on the rule of law. I cannot allow this to continue," said the judge, who has fined Trump for the tenth time, according to NBC News has reported.

Merchan has once again warned the tycoon that he will impose a prison sentence if he continues to disobey the court. "It is important that he understands that the last thing I want to do is put him in jail. You are the former president of the United States and possibly will also be the next president," he added.

Trump indicated upon leaving the court that the prosecutors "have no case" and that the plot against him is "ridiculous." "Despite this, the judges have gagged me and do not allow me to speak," he said, adding that the trial has been promoted by the current president, Joe Biden, whom he has called "corrupt."

Likewise, he has highlighted that the order is "unconstitutional." "The whole world is watching this and knows what is happening. More importantly, frankly, they have no case. It is political fraud. It is electoral interference," he said.

This comes after Trump said in an interview with the far-right Real America's Voice television network - known for spreading conspiracy theories - that the jury "was chosen very quickly" and that he was formed by "95 percent Democrats."

The Prosecutor's Office accuses Trump of 34 crimes for alleged document falsification within a plot in which he tried to hide the payment of $130,000 to 'Stormy Daniels' to buy his silence and not talk about an alleged extramarital relationship before the elections in 2016. The tycoon justified this payment as part of his legal expenses.