Disgraced former president joins media outlets in pushing for televised trial

Source: Los Angeles Times

“Donald Trump is pushing for his federal election interference trial in Washington to be televised, joining media outlets that say the public should be able to watch the case unfold. Federal court rules prohibit broadcasting proceedings, but the Associated Press and other news organizations say the unprecedented trial of a former president on accusations of trying to subvert voters’ will warrants an exception. … ‘I want this trial to be seen by everybody in the world,’ Trump said Saturday at a campaign event in New Hampshire. ‘The prosecution wishes to continue this travesty in darkness and I want sunlight.’ Lawyers for Trump wrote in court papers filed late Friday that all Americans should be able to observe what they characterize as a politically motivated prosecution of the Republican front-runner in polls for his party’s 2024 presidential nomination.” (11/11/23)