The former president’s authorized staff on Friday filed in favor of permitting each spit and cough of the proceedings to be televised. But Vance, in her newest “Civil Discourse” e-newsletter, argued Trump was merely attempting to make himself look the sufferer if the cameras usually are not permitted.
“It’s meant as a strategic measure to paint himself as martyr and the government as a Soviet-style prosecution,” she wrote. “He might even change course if it appeared the trial was going to be televised.”
“Trump wants to damage trust in the government and call this a kangaroo court — fine, let him have his way and let the sunlight into his trial,” she added. “Because the facts are the facts and the evidence is the evidence. People are entitled to the truth here.”
U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan could now have the rationale wanted to permit cameras, because of Trump’s attorneys, stated Vance.
“Federal courts have traditionally disallowed cameras out of concern for a defendant’s due process rights,” she defined. “Here, Trump has effectively mooted that argument. He has waived the argument on appeal. There is no reason, other than the existence of an outmoded rule, to prevent the public from observing this most important of trials.”