Ty Cobb, a former White House attorney under Trump, said on CNN on Monday that he expects his former boss to be arrested shortly for violating a gag order.
The former president is facing two such orders in connection with his social media attacks on individuals connected to his various judicial issues.
He was fined $10,000 last week for a second violation of the gag order in the New York civil case, which forbids him from insulting court personnel.
But Cobb said the other one is more “consequential.”
On Sunday, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who is supervising Trump’s election meddling case in Washington, D.C., renewed her order forbidding Trump from criticizing prosecutors, court officials, or possible witnesses.
Trump, he warned, would continue to do so, and the judge will not allow it or let him off lightly.
“I think she’ll come in with a much heavier penalty,” Cobb told CNN’s Erin Burnett. “And ultimately, I think he’ll spend a night or a weekend in jail. I think it’ll take that to stop him.”
See their full conversation below: