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Trump ups effort to try legal cases in court of public opinion

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The Washington Examiner, August 2023

Former President Donald Trump, his campaign, and his legal team have long sought to blur the lines between politics and the law, but they are more aggressively litigating his defense against special counsel Jack Smith‘s case alleging he tried to overturn the 2020 election.

But although the strategy, including calling for cameras in the courtroom before Friday’s hearing regarding restrictions the federal government is hoping to place on Trump, appears to be helping the former president amid the 2024 Republican presidential primary, it may hinder him in next year’s general election.

Trump’s attorneys are publicly posturing concerning the unlikely prospect of Judge Tanya Chutkan permitting cameras in her Washington, D.C, federal courtroom as the former president seeks to undermine the government’s case alleging he conspired to defraud the United States, obstructed an official proceeding and conspired to do so, and conspired to violate the public’s right to vote.

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