Special Counsel Jack Smith wants photography banned from former President Donald Trump's upcoming election interference trial, a move that some claim is yet another effort to keep the public in the dark about the case against Trump.
Smith filed a request with the court on Friday to prevent the "Media Coalition,” a group of well-known outlets and interested parties from recording the trial for the purposes of broadcasting.
The "Media Coalition" has applied for an exemption based on the fact that Trump is a former president as well as the leading Republican candidate for the GOP's 2024 nomination, which means that this case "presents the strongest possible circumstances for continuous oversight of the justice system."
If we have learned anything about Smith from this investigation of Trump, it's that he isn't a fan of oversight and public accountability.
The coalition further stated, "We have never, in the history of our Nation, had a federal criminal trial that warrants audiovisual access more than the federal prosecution of former President Trump for allegedly trying to subvert the will of the people."
The only reason Smith could have for not wanting the American people to have the ability to witness this case is if the case against Trump is so weak that public exposure could doom his indictment.
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