U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan told Trump’s lawyers that she respects Donald Trump’s ability to run for office and campaign….
THAT should be seperate from his criminal trial……
She will NOT allow as much as she can to thwart Trump making the case a political one in the media…
THAT she was going to work to have a speedy trial…..
Chutkan repeatedly emphasized Trump’s First Amendment right to speak his mind, especially as he campaigns for president. But she said her primary goal was to ensure “the orderly administration of justice.”
“Mr. Trump, like every American, has a First Amendment right to free speech. But that right is not absolute,” she said. “The defendant’s free speech is subject to the release conditions imposed at arraignment and it must yield to the orderly administration of justice.”
Lauro repeatedly emphasized the politics hovering over the case, noting its influence on Trump’s campaign and the potential that prosecutors could accuse him of violating evidence-sharing agreements even during routine exchanges on the campaign trail with rivals that include Pence. This would advantage Biden’s reelection prospects, he said.
But Chutkan said those considerations simply could not be a factor in her rulings, saying Lauro was “conflating what your client needs to do to defend himself and what your client wants to do politically.”
“Your client’s defense is supposed to happen in this courtroom, not on the internet,” Chutkan said….
Trump’s lawyers have their work cut out for them…..