Donald Trump wants his election subversion trial moved out of Washington. That won’t be easy
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump and his legal team face long odds in their bid to move his 2020 election conspiracy trial out of Washington.
They argue the Republican former president can’t possibly get a fair trial in the overwhelmingly Democratic nation’s capital.
Criminal defendants routinely try to have their cases moved to increase their chances of getting a favorable jury.
Trump and his attorney say they’re eying West Virginia, which Trump easily won in 2020.
But there’s a notoriously high bar for proving the jury pool is so biased or tainted by pretrial publicity that the trial must be moved.
Such efforts have failed in some of the most high-profile American trials.
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8/9/2023 9:44:49 AM (GMT -5:00)