Breaking down Trump’s claims he can’t get a fair trial in 2020 election case
Look, first off, on both issues, one of the old sayings is, if you have a really good case, you pound the facts. And if you have a really bad case against, you pound the table.
And that’s what we’re hearing, a lot of screaming. No one’s really dealing with the facts here. I don’t think it’s a fair assessment to say you can’t get a fair trial anywhere. That’s really a bogus claim, and that when you look at cases where there have been change of venues motions that have been unsuccessful, you still see at the end of the day a very fair trial, one that is unassailable.
And I think that’s what we’re going to see here. This is not an election. The issues for the jury to decide are not about public policy. They’re not about politics. They’re about facts. And jurors are sworn to uphold an oath to listen carefully to the facts, to the evidence to the testimony, and make their decision based on that.
And my experience, in having tried a number of cases and been around the justice system, I think jurors — I like to say that, when anybody comes to me and said they’d like to get out of jury duty, they complain and moan about doing jury service, but, once they take that oath, I find that the vast majority abide their oath dutifully.