Prosecutors Reject Trump's Bid to Televise Trial, Cite Potential Media Circus

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 11/14/2023
The request made by Donald Trump to have his trial on charges of conspiring to overturn the 2020 election televised has been met with opposition from US prosecutors. They argue that Trump's intention is to transform the trial into a spectacle for the media.

In a recent filing with US District Judge Tanya Chutkan, President Trump's legal team made a request for the upcoming trial to be televised live.

The speaker emphasized President Trump's strong support for the full televised coverage of the proceedings. They asserted that this approach would enable the American public to directly witness the case and draw their own conclusions. The speaker further argued that, in their view, the ongoing proceedings were baseless, unconstitutional, and should serve as a precedent to prevent similar situations in the future.


The speaker expressed the belief that it is important for individuals both in America and beyond to have the chance to personally examine this case and witness any potential trial where President Trump would clear himself of these unfounded accusations that are driven by political motives.

The prosecution expressed their desire to proceed with the case in a manner that lacks transparency and openness, referring to it as a travesty. President Trump has recently made a public statement advocating for increased transparency and openness, symbolically referring to it as "sunlight."

In a recent development, Special Counsel Jack Smith has strongly advised the judge to dismiss President Trump's appeal to broadcast the trial proceedings. Smith has characterized this request as a blatant attempt by Trump to seek preferential treatment, manipulate public opinion, and transform the trial into a spectacle for the media.

According to Smith, Trump's objective is to establish a carnival-like environment, with the intention of benefiting from it by diverting attention away from the charges against him. Smith compares this tactic to the strategy employed by numerous individuals accused of fraud, who often attempt to distract from their charges.

The applications should be denied by the Court, as the attempted distraction should not be entertained.

Several media outlets in the United States have made a request to the judge overseeing a particular case. They are seeking permission to broadcast the proceedings live, referring to it as a prosecution that is both historic and unprecedented.

In the United States, federal criminal trials are typically not broadcasted on television. It remains uncertain whether Chutkan, the judge in question, possesses the jurisdiction to permit televised trials, even if she were inclined to do so.

During a pre-trial hearing held in August, the judge expressed her intention to take measures in order to avoid the creation of an uncontrolled environment of excessive publicity and the potential for the trial to be influenced by media coverage.

Up until now, cameras have been prohibited from the downtown Washington courtroom during the pre-trial hearings of the case.

In a significant turn of events, former President Donald Trump has been indicted for his alleged involvement in attempting to overturn the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. This election, which was ultimately won by Democrat Joe Biden, saw a series of concerted efforts by Trump and his supporters to challenge the legitimacy of the results. Tragically, these efforts culminated in a violent attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, carried out by individuals who were fervently supportive of Trump.

The former president, who has been impeached twice, is facing accusations of attempting to undermine the voting rights of American citizens through his unfounded assertions of victory in the November 2020 election.

The trial, scheduled to commence on March 4, 2024, as determined by Chutkan, has the potential to disrupt Trump's pursuit of the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.


Currently, Donald Trump, along with his sons Eric and Don Jr, find themselves embroiled in a civil fraud trial taking place in New York. The allegations against them revolve around the accusation of artificially inflating the value of their real estate assets. It is claimed that this was done with the intention of obtaining more advantageous bank loans and insurance terms.

After leaving the White House, former President Trump has been confronted with federal charges pertaining to the alleged mishandling of classified documents. Additionally, he has been accused of racketeering in Georgia due to his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in that particular state.


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