Suppose $\xi_1,\ldots \xi_T$ is a martingale difference sequence. Then,

1) For any $a\in \mathbb{R}^{+}$, can we say something about the sequence $\xi_1^2\mathbb{1}(\xi_1\geq a),\ldots, \xi_T^2\mathbb{1}(\xi_T\geq a)$ ? Is it a (sub/sup) martingale difference sequence?

2) Suppose each $|\xi_t|\leq B_t$ a.s., and $B_1\leq B, B_T\leq B$ a.s. then can we provide an upper bound for $\mathbb{P}(\sum_{t=1}^T \xi_t\geq z)$?

I guess if we can prove that the sequence in (1) is a (sub/sup) martingale difference sequence then one can apply standard maximal inequalities to solve (2). However I am not able to resolve (1), and my intuition says that, for the sequence in (1) one cannot claim any (sub/sup) martingale difference behaviour. However I do not have a formal proof or a counterexample. Also if it turns out that the sequence in (2) is not a (sub/sup) martingale then how do we go about establishing maximal inequalities?