Donald Trump’s appearance: no cameras despite “monumental historical importance”

Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower, after his indictment by a Manhattan grand jury following a probe into hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels, in New York City, U.S April 3, 2023. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Is it because Trump would have made it a platform? Or to avoid overflows? Acting New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan ruled late Monday that no cameras would be allowed in the Manhattan courthouse courtroom where the former US president is due to appear on Tuesday morning. United. A coalition of American media had filed several requests with the court, asking for access to cover and record the historic hearing during which Donald Trump will be served with all the charges against him.

“It will create a circus atmosphere at the impeachment, raise unique security issues, and is inconsistent with President Trump’s presumption of innocence,” Trump attorney Susan Necheles said.

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Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office declined to take a position on the matter. It was therefore Juan Merchan who spoke. Against. According to him, the media’s request to air the impeachment of the former White House tenant is understandable, but there are “competing interests”, he argued, which justify not airing the audience live.

On the other hand, the judge, who presided over the criminal case of the Trump Organization, Trump’s company, and the criminal trial of former Trump eminence Steve Bannon for fraud and money laundering, wanted to recall the historical nature of the procedure. “It is impossible to dispute that this indictment deals with a matter of monumental importance. Never in the history of the United States has a current president or a former president been indicted on criminal charges. (…) The population is rightly thirsty for the most accurate and up-to-date information available,” he wrote.

The forensic photo, unique

To ensure the proper application of his ban, the judge also prohibited the presence of electronic devices in the main courtroom and in the “overflow” rooms, where all those who could not enter will take their seats. in the main room.

A group of five photographers will be allowed to take pictures for several minutes before the official reading of the indictment begins. They will work “until they are asked to leave the jury box by the court staff”, writes the magistrate again.

This decision will undoubtedly only give more value to a photo that already promises to be unique: the legal photo of Donald Trump. The candidate for a new election must, it is the procedure of arrest by the American police, give his fingerprints and bend to pose for a photo of face and a photo of profile. There are millions of photos of the giant Trump – 1.90 m – willingly pooch when it comes to his image. But none, of course, is comparable to the symbolism of the police mugshot.

These forensic photos are not public records under New York State law, but leaks are still possible. That’s why Alina Habba, one of Trump’s lawyers, will try to prevent them from being carried out. Unless they serve the interests of the boss. Moreover, the pro-Trump have planned to flood the Internet with fake photos, to devalue the authentic cliché.

Author: JJ Beat

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