Trump’s Lawyer Demands Televised Jan. 6 Trial, Claims Prosecutor Secrecy

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( – During a ‘Fox News Sunday appearance John Lauro, Trump’s attorney, discussed the third indictment against former President Donald Trump and how it would likely affect his 2024 presidential campaign.

In the interview, Lauro stated that the upcoming trial relating to Trump’s role in the January 6 election should be televised, arguing that the American people had the right to see the proceedings being followed. He further claimed that the Biden administration and, more specifically, prosecutors were attempting to withhold evidence and information from the general public by arguing that historically cameras are not allowed in federal courtrooms.

Shannon Bream, the program’s host, had questioned whether Lauro would support a televised trial as it allows Americans to view every part of the trial and determine the truth for themselves. Lauro said that he would “love to see that” but that the Biden information has filed a protective order allowing them to withhold information from reaching the press.

He added that he was shocked that news outlets had not been objecting to the administration’s attempts to keep the American people from accessing information.

Cameras have traditionally not been allowed in federal courtrooms. Still, some have claimed that the existence of trials would make it more possible for them to have further transparency during court proceedings. However, those arguing against cameras have pointed out how jurors might be affected by the cameras and noted that witness testimony could potentially also be affected.

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