(DailyVantage.com) – Donald Trump’s defense attorney, John Lauro, said the former president would not take any plea deals on the latest charges against him. Trump faces four federal offenses, all relating to his alleged efforts to overturn the outcome of the 2020 election.
Trump denies he acted illegally or inappropriately during the controversial 2020 election and remains adamant that he is not responsible for the January 6 incident. Despite his claims of innocence, Trump faces multiple legal battles in different states. Trump is currently the subject of numerous criminal cases in states like New York, Florida, and the District of Columbia. Trump might end up under investigation in Georgia due to allegations that he attempted to influence the national election in that state.
Despite the growing legal battles against the former president, his attorney, John Lauro, refuses to accept any plea deals. Lauro also intends to file a motion to dismiss the case and seek a change of venue to the state of West Virginia. Lauro said that criminal cases like Trump’s rarely reach a trial before 2 or 3 years.
Lauro’s desire for a change of venue echoes the sentiment shared by Trump on the national stage, where he claimed a fair and just trial would be impossible for him in the District of Columbia. Trump has repeatedly claimed that the charges against him are a result of political opposition rather than actual investigative work and that he’s under investigation by his political opponents, who intend to hinder his presidential campaign. Trump said that even if he’s found guilty in the criminal cases against him, he will not drop out of the presidential race in 2024.
Lauro repeatedly claims that Trump is innocent and a victim of weaponized politicization. Despite the protests of innocence from Trump’s team, the defense hopes for a trial over the January 6th incident to unfold after the election. Whether or not Trump is found guilty, Republican voters will still be able to support him in the hotly contested 2024 election cycle.
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