Trump’s Election Case
The special counsel investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol asked a judge to require former President Donald Trump to disclose whether he would blame his lawyers for his attempts to overturn the 2020 election. The prosecutors want to know by December 18th if Trump plans to pursue the “blame-the-lawyers” strategy at his trial, which is set to begin in March.
This move could give the prosecutors a tactical edge in the Trump’s election case. Defendants who use the “blame-the-lawyers” defense waive the privilege that normally protects their dealings with their lawyers. This means that Trump would have to give the prosecutors all of the communications or evidence concerning the lawyers he plans to use as part of his defense, as well as any other privileged communications that might be used to undermine his claims.
Lawyers have been at the heart of the Trump’s election case interference case almost from the beginning. Many of the subpoenas that have been issued seek information about lawyers who advised Trump about a scheme to create false slates of electors that declared him the winner of key swing states that had actually been won by his opponent, Joe Biden.
In summary, the special counsel is asking a judge to require Trump to disclose whether he will blame his lawyers for his attempts to overturn the 2020 election. This move could give the prosecutors a tactical edge in the case.
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