Donald Trump has hired the best lawyers to defend him in court. That’s what makes this blunder so astonishing.
Because Trump’s attorney just put his foot in his mouth in the most embarrassing way.
The results of the 2024 Presidential election could very well come down to what happens in the court room about Donald Trump’s legal battles and indictments.
Some of the charges he is facing could constitutionally bar him from being able to hold office in the United States ever again.
And it’s unknown how the Republican voter base will react to these trials when they get underway in the coming months during the Republican Primary season.
Needless to say, Donald Trump needs the absolute best defense he can conjure up to ensure that he clears his name.
As for the latest charges against Trump alleging that he tried to overturn the results of the 2020 Presidential election, Donald Trump and his legal team believe that he was well within his First Amendment rights to say everything he did about the 2020 election.
Legal experts are split on whether this is the case. More free speech absolutists tend to believe that Trump is right that he had free speech rights that should be protected in this case.
That certainly seems to be the angle that his legal team should be going for, but they’re taking a really weird turn.
One of Donald Trump’s lawyers, John Lauro, appeared on NBC with Chuck Todd and discussed the latest charges being brought against Donald Trump.
When asked about whether Donald Trump violated the U.S. Constitution, Lauro said that Trump committed a “technical violation.”
First, Lauro pointed out that Mike Pence was well within his right to bring up any constitutional violations with Donald Trump, but chose not to.
“Vice President Pence is an attorney,” Lauro said. “If he had, at any point, said or thought that Mr. Trump, President Trump, was acting unlawfully or contrary to criminal law, he would have said that. No one ever suggested that.”
Todd responded by saying that Trump asked Pence to violate the U.S. Constitution but Lauro said that wasn’t the case.
“No, that’s wrong. That’s wrong,” Lauro replied to Chuck Todd. “A technical violation of the Constitution is not a violation of criminal law. That’s just plain wrong. And to say that is contrary to decades of legal statute.”
Later in the interview, Todd said that this argument was only “technical” and nature and not deserving of prosecution was an “interesting legal place” to go.
And it most certainly is. Donald Trump’s lawyers seem to be taking the approach that Donald Trump did make a violation of sorts, but that it doesn’t deserve prosecution.
That’s a stark difference to the legal approach of arguing he did nothing wrong due to First Amendment rights that are offered to all citizens of the United States.
Lauro also showed their hand a little bit more when he added that Trump is “immune” to charges because he was a sitting President on January 6, 2021.
“Everything that President Trump did was while he was in office as a president. He is now immune from prosecution for acts that he takes in connection with those policies,” Lauro added.
This may come down to legal interpretation because some legal experts say that Trump can be considered immune to all these charges because of his former status as President. Others say that only applies to sitting U.S. Presidents.
Stay tuned to the Federalist Wire.