This week, former President Trump posted on social media that he doesn’t think he will get a fair trial in Washington, DC.
The trial in question involves issues related to the Capitol disturbance on January 6. Trump posted his ideas on his own Truth Social platform.
Patrick Morrisey, the AG of West Virginia, has also urged the DOJ to relocate the “politicized case” against Donald Trump outside of the capital.
Morrisey, who is running for governor in the state of West Virginia, posted his remarks on the social media platform “X,” previously known as Twitter, this week, “Trump won’t receive a fair shake in DC, at the heart of the Swamp,” he said.
He said, “If prosecutors continue to pursue this politically charged case, they need to change the location to West Virginia. West Virginians do not favor a double standard of justice and also believe in maintaining the rule of law.”
Former AG Bill Barr also expressed his opinion about moving the trial’s location, as the Dept. of Justice had done in the documents case, and that D.C. would not be a fair jurisdiction in allowing the 2024 Republican presidential contender to stand trial on charges regarding January 6, in an interview with PBS that was broadcast on this week’s episode of “PBS NewsHour,” according to Breitbart News.
Three indictments against Donald Trump was filed recently; the newest one represents the second coming from Special Prosecutor Jack Smith.
Trump is being looked into by the DOJ under AG Merrick Garland for reportedly managing classified documents improperly in Florida’s Southern District, while he is also being examined by Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg for potentially engaging in company fraud on a state level in New York.
Similar worries about obtaining a fair trial in NY have been voiced by Trump, as well as a YouGov survey that found that 40% of Americans also believe he “cannot receive a fair trial in New York.”