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Fri Oct 27, 2023, 05:11 PM Oct 2023

US judge asks Trump if he wants his federal election trial televised [View all]

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday asked former President Donald Trump whether he wants to appear on television when he stands trial in federal court on charges of attempting to overturn his 2020 election defeat.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan in Washington asked Trump’s lawyers to give their opinion by Nov. 10 on media requests to broadcast the trial, which is scheduled to begin in March 2024.

In two separate filings, NBC News and a coalition of 19 media organizations and press advocacy groups argue that the public has a right to see an unprecedented trial of a former U.S. president who is also the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican nomination. They argue that a federal rule barring broadcast of criminal proceedings is unconstitutional.

Prosecutors have said in court filings that they oppose the effort but have not explained why. They are due to file their argument by Nov. 3.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/legal/us-judge-asks-trump-if-he-wants-his-federal-election-trial-televised-2023-10-27/

Please, please, please!
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The prosecutors might be worried about 'real time' trouble from the cult Siwsan Oct 2023 #1
There is also the OJ effect The Grand Illuminist Oct 2023 #8
Or Katcat Oct 2023 #45
Good point! Siwsan Oct 2023 #48
"Only the defense part & not any cross-examinations with lots of time to have my face repainted" Wonder Why Oct 2023 #2
Trump performing for the camera? I have mixed feelings about it. Chainfire Oct 2023 #3
Exactly Rebl2 Oct 2023 #4
Me, too. I'd love to watch but I get why the prosecutors would rather not Ocelot II Oct 2023 #6
I'm not aware that the prosecution has expressed an opinion. brooklynite Oct 2023 #22
From the article cited in the OP: Ocelot II Oct 2023 #23
I say please no hibbing Oct 2023 #11
Same...not a good idea PortTack Oct 2023 #12
I'm 50/50 about it... 2naSalit Oct 2023 #24
Why would the Judge show any deference to MOMFUDSKI Oct 2023 #5
Now that a judicial panel's decided, Chutkan has to at least ask Trump as a matter of due process. ancianita Oct 2023 #10
Just to have it from the horses ass mouth Captain Zero Oct 2023 #34
Not the horse's mouth melm00se Oct 2023 #40
They'll cut the hamburder in pieces for him Marthe48 Oct 2023 #42
Did Chutkan not get the news about the federal judicial panel's latest ruling? They said ancianita Oct 2023 #7
The vain cretin sure wouldn't mind having his mug on TV. Dave Bowman Oct 2023 #9
Do the OPPOSITE of whatever he says he wants. Oopsie Daisy Oct 2023 #13
I like this idea best so far. halobeam Oct 2023 #27
only if joe biden gets equal time nt msongs Oct 2023 #14
This makes me smile LetMyPeopleVote Oct 2023 #15
Letting TV producers win this one DJ Porkchop Oct 2023 #16
She asked the prosecution. Now she is asking the defense Novara Oct 2023 #17
The only part I would want to see would be cross examination of Anal Fistula if he 3Hotdogs Oct 2023 #18
Anal Fistulas are very ugly when they testify Captain Zero Oct 2023 #35
The public has an interest in seeing a presidential candidate tried for felonies before the election Novara Oct 2023 #19
The only problem, imo, is that the media ruins everything. Oneironaut Oct 2023 #33
As much as I'd like to watch it... i dont think its a good idea. IcyPeas Oct 2023 #20
His lawyers probably don't plan on him taking the stand. LudwigPastorius Oct 2023 #21
If this trial is televised - we have no need to worry FakeNoose Oct 2023 #25
I agree with you, FakeNoose... slightlv Oct 2023 #26
Agree with you about the Florida trial - some secrets cannot be revealed FakeNoose Oct 2023 #28
Well said. That's exactly the reason it was considered a good idea to have it televised Rhiannon12866 Oct 2023 #38
IMHO, the question we should be asking ourselves KS Toronado Oct 2023 #29
Federal rule was to prevent grandstanding Old Crank Oct 2023 #30
This would be a big mistake. Trump would turn it into a reality-show "trial by media" sideshow PSPS Oct 2023 #31
You have changed my mind. tavernier Oct 2023 #39
Meh Oneironaut Oct 2023 #32
We need more voo doo dolls NOW. Captain Zero Oct 2023 #36
I'm with a few.... BigOleDummy Oct 2023 #37
I don't care how much he tries to make it a media circus televising his trial is not good for him. ificandream Oct 2023 #41
As much as I'd like to watch this, I believe the prosecutors have good reason to object. Native Oct 2023 #43
A good Democratic strategy for the 2024 election ... ificandream Oct 2023 #44
He probably spends every day practicing his fake scowl in front of a mirror and calls it "rehearsing" world wide wally Oct 2023 #46
All he needs is the clown makeup. ificandream Oct 2023 #47
Not a right, but the judge's discretion Shoonra Oct 2023 #49
Why should he have a say in this? samplegirl Oct 2023 #50
Videotape it for history, BobsYourUncle Oct 2023 #51
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