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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Trump Demands his Court Case be Broadcast Live; DOJ Refuses

'President Trump ... demands that these proceedings should be fully televised so that the American public can see [this case] firsthand...'

(Headline USA) Donald Trump is pushing for his phony ‘federal election interference’ trial in Washington to be televised, while the crooked Justice Department is resisting the attempt to provide transparency.

Federal court rules prohibit broadcasting proceedings. However, President Trump and the media say the unprecedented case of this trial require an exception to the rule.

The Justice Department, predictably, is opposing the effort.

The trial is scheduled to begin on March 4.

President Trump has plead not guilty.

Lawyers for President Trump wrote in court papers filed late Friday that all Americans should be able to observe the politically motivated prosecution of the Republican front-runner for his party’s presidential nomination in 2024.

“President Trump absolutely agrees, and in fact demands, that these proceedings should be fully televised so that the American public can see firsthand that this case, just like others, is nothing more than a dreamt-up unconstitutional charade that should never be allowed to happen again,” Trump’s lawyers wrote.

President Trump is accused of illegally scheming to overturn the election results in the run-up to the protests at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

President Trump has repeatedly sought to make the trial legitimate by delaying the date until after the 2024 election, the Obama appointed District Judge Tanya Chutkan, appears determined to have the trial in the middle of the election.

Several mainstream media news outlets wrote in their request to Chutkan last month that a lack of transparency can sow distrust in the legal system. They said that is particularly dangerous in a case where “a polarized electorate includes tens of millions of people who, according to opinion polls, still believe that the 2020 election was decided by fraud.”

Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press

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