We live in a country that prides itself on impartiality and fairness under the law—or so we hear.
Juries are sequestered in high-profile cases to eliminate any chance of the media influencing the trial and the jurors’ verdict.
Moreover, the defendant has the right to seek a change of venue to further their case. Seldom, if ever, is the venue changed for the sake of the state.
All of this, and more, is done to ensure that every defendant has every available tool to ensure that the system is not stacked against them.
President Trump is considering using the tools available to him by law to ensure that he has the right to a fair trial, a trial that cannot be fair if conducted in Washington D.C., or any other locality that is overwhelmingly anti-Trump.
For this reason, the former President will move to request a change in venue for his federal election case if it isn’t dismissed outright. President Trump has long called for changes of venue in his various cases:
TRUMP CALLS FOR CHANGE OF VENUE: Former President Trump, ahead of his arraignment in Washington, D.C., insisted a change of venue is needed because getting a fair trial is "impossible" there. MORE: https://t.co/DHuqekQuw4 pic.twitter.com/ppBDMeuEpN
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) August 3, 2023
According to The Epoch Times:
“Obviously, at the appropriate time, if this ridiculous case should be allowed to proceed forward, which is, according to legal scholars quite doubtful, I will be making a demand for a venue change,” he said.
“It’s a very unfair witch hunt, but we are going to win and we are going to make America great again.”
Should Judge Chutkan reject the motions to dismiss, President Trump’s team is likely to appeal the decisions.
In August, Newsmax reported:
Former President Donald Trump, ahead of his arraignment in Washington, D.C., insisted a change of venue is needed because getting a fair trial is “impossible” there, noting he has called for a “federal takeover” of the nation’s capital.