(FeaturedNews.com) – Special Counsel Jack Smith has been pushing against those who have been trying to get cameras to record the 2020 election trial involving former President Donald Trump.
In a filing on Friday, Smith pushed the court to deny all the requests placed by media organizations who are trying to get access to the courtroom. In the filing, he referred to the group of organizations as “Media Coalition” and NBCUniversal. As he argued, they had been trying to get access to “record and telecast” the Trump’s election and insurrection trial.
As Smith pointed, out there are both federal and local rules that block cameras from having access to the courtroom during the trial. He added that “policy prescription” advocated by the applicants has frequently been rejected in the past and that the court was going to continue opposing these applications.
In early October, the “Media Coalition” had requested from the judge presiding over the federal case to provide authorization for cameras to be placed in the courtroom. The outlets have repeatedly argued that considering Trump was the former President and is the frontrunner in the 2024 Republican presidential race, the cameras could be integral to providing “continuous oversight of the justice system.”
As they stated, there has never been in the history of the United States a federal criminal trial that warranted giving outlets access to the courtroom, especially considering federal prosecutors were arguing that Trump had allegedly attempted to subvert the will of the American people.
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