Trump is facing numerous criminal and civil cases as he campaigns to challenge Joe Biden in this November's US presidential election. Judges overseeing other cases involving the former president have been sent death threats.
Saturday 10 February 2024 18:49, UK
A woman has been sentenced to three years in prison after making death threats against the judge presiding over Donald Trump's classified documents case.
Tiffani Shea Gish from Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of using interstate communications with a threat to kidnap or injure in November, Sky News's US parter network NBC News reports.
Gish's plea came more than a year after she was arrested in connection with threatening voics left for US district judge Aileen Cannon.
The messageswhich Gish admitted to leaving, according to court documentssaid Judge Cannon was "marked for assassination" and would be shot in front of her family.
Gish has now been sentenced to 37 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release, the US justice department said.
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US attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani said that holding Gish accountable "sends a strong message that we have no tolerance for those ... seeking to undermine our democratic institutions by threatening the safety of the people who help those same institutions thrive".
Separately, judges overseeing other cases involving former US president Trump have been sent threats.
In January, the judge presiding over Trump's civil fraud case was subject to a bomb threat hours before the closing arguments.
And last year, a woman was charged in connection with threats sent to US district judge Tanya Chutkan, who is overseeing Trump's federal election interference case.
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Trump is facing multiple criminal and civil cases as he campaigns to challenge Joe Biden in this November's US election.
The classified documents case being overseen by Judge Cannon is scheduled to go to trial in May.
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