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Jun 16, 2023

The 2024 presidential elections are in less than 18 months and once again, the news focus is all on former President Donald Trump. Last week, Trump became the first US President to be formally charged with committing various federal crimes based on his refusal (post-January 6,2021) to return classified documents he removed from the White House and in his attempt to hide them at his Mar-a-Lago, Florida home. Polarization is not the only issue complicating the process of granting Trump (and the co-defendant aide also named in the indictment) a fair trial. Loyalty, which was a major element of Trump’s presidency, raises some doubt over the electronic evidence originating from that aide and over whether a Florida federal jury can ever unanimously convict both or either of them. And, what pre-trial rulings by the Trump-appointed federal judge will set the framework for that criminal trial? Is a firm trial date possible within the next 18 months? If not, could a trial theoretically happen even if Trump wins the 2024 election? Today host Jack Russo asks Professor Myron Moskovitz can the rule of law survive Donald Trump?


Click here to read more about the classified documents in this New York Times article