Donald Trump has to clear his name in the court room. Especially before the Republican primary.
And now a federal judge has made a game-changing decision on the Trump indictments.
It’s obvious to so many Americans that the Democrats are doing everything they can to take Donald Trump out of the picture for the 2024 election season by attacking him relentlessly with legal battle after legal battle.
They’ll absolutely try to throw him behind bars, but the true motivation is to tarnish his name. They think that Americans will be turned off of the idea of seeing Donald Trump in court leading up to the next Presidential election.
But there’s one major problem with their plan based on what the federal courts have decided to do in Trump’s upcoming federal battles.
Under new guidelines for remote access to federal courtrooms that were issued on Tuesday, former President Donald Trump’s federal criminal prosecutions will not be televised.
On Tuesday, over forty Democrats in the House requested the Judicial Conference, the policymaking body behind U.S. federal courts, to consider allowing live broadcasting of Trump’s two future federal criminal prosecutions.
According to a news release, the new rules will “permit judges presiding over civil and bankruptcy cases to provide live audio access to non-trial proceedings that do not involve witness testimony.” In addition, “The change approved Tuesday does not extend to criminal proceedings.”
The Judicial Conference of the United States today approved a change to its broadcast policy that expands the public’s access to civil and bankruptcy proceedings. https://t.co/rJFKTtj1oM
— United States Courts (@uscourts) September 12, 2023
Both Democrats and some Republicans have urged the chamber to create narrow exceptions allowing cameras in the federal district court hearings related to Trump’s criminal charges including allegations of trying to manipulate the results of the 2020 election and allegations of mishandling of secret data.
While the federal proceedings against Trump will not be broadcast online, the Fulton County racketeering trial against him for allegedly trying to sway the Georgia race might put him in front of the cameras. The ex-president is considering asking the judge to move the matter to federal court, where it would be out of the public eye.
There was a meeting of the Judicial Conference, an administrative body with 26 members, in a secret location within the Supreme Court because its members have “deep concern” about upcoming congressional appropriations legislation regarding funding for the Judicial Branch.
The fact of the matter here is that Democrats are not going to get their sick wish of seeing Donald Trump sitting in the defense chair and broadcasting it for everyone to see, but that’s not going to happen now.
No doubt, the most serious charges being made against Trump are the ones being brought by the federal government which involve the classified document case and the January 6, 2021 case.
While the Georgia indictment trial may well be televised when the time comes, most legal experts believe that the Georgia indictments simply do not have as much of a threat against Trump as the federal cases do.
So for Donald Trump, this is a huge win. He can avoid the unnecessary clown show, for now, and focus on trying to win the court cases and win the Republican nomination in 2024.
Whether the cases end up hurting him in the polls is something yet to be seen, though. It’s possible that conservative voters get turned off of all of the drama and switch to another candidate like Ron DeSantis or Vivek Ramaswamy when it comes time to vote in the primaries.
Though the polls at this time seem to indicate that Donald Trump is faring as well as ever despite all the indictments and legal drama.
Democrats may want to rethink their strategy because it is not nearly as effective as they were hoping it would be at this point.
Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.