Trump attorneys show support for allowing cameras in courtroom for election interference trial

“President Trump calls for sunlight,” the lawyers wrote in the filing.

Published: November 11, 2023 2:01pm

Former President Donald Trump's attorneys are throwing support behind the media's efforts to allow cameras in the courtroom for his federal election interference trial that is scheduled to start next year.

In documents filed Friday, Trump's lawyers argued that the cameras would show that the former president is being treated “unfairly” by the justice system. 

“President Trump calls for sunlight,” the filing reads. “Every person in America, and beyond, should have the opportunity to study this case firsthand and watch as, if there is a trial, President Trump exonerates himself of these baseless and politically motivated charges.”

Multiple media outlets have also requested cameras in the courtroom, according to The Hill. Those outlets include The New York Times and The Associated Press

Trump is scheduled to go to trial on March 4 on charges that include conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and obstructing certification of votes. 

Special Counsel Jack Smith has opposed the request for the trial to be broadcast, arguing that laws prohibit it in this kind of trial. 

The trial is expected to take place in Washington, D.C.

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