Trump won’t get a ‘fair jury’ in New York: For­mer act­ing US attor­ney gen­er­al

Trump won’t get a ‘fair jury’ in New York: Former acting US attorney general

For­mer act­ing Attor­ney Gen­er­al Matthew Whitak­er shared his con­cerns that Don­ald Trump won’t face a “fair” jury ahead of his crim­i­nal hush mon­ey tri­al.
Whitak­er, who was appoint­ed to act­ing attor­ney gen­er­al by Trump when he was pres­i­dent, appeared on NewsMax’s Sat­ur­day Report to offer his legal analy­sis of what he called a “weak case” against the for­mer pres­i­dent. Trump is fac­ing 34 felony counts of fal­si­fy­ing busi­ness records in New York, to which he has pled not guilty. This is the only crim­i­nal tri­al that has the poten­tial to issue a ver­dict before the 2024 elec­tions.

FILE – In this Feb. 8, 2019 file pho­to , then Act­ing Attor­ney Gen­er­al Matthew Whitak­er speaks dur­ing a House Judi­cia­ry Com­mit­tee hear­ing on Capi­tol Hill in Wash­ing­ton. Whitak­er has left the Jus­tice Depart­ment. Jus­tice Depart­ment spokes­woman Ker­ri Kupec says Whitaker’s last day was Sat­ur­day. His future plans were not imme­di­ate­ly clear. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

“But remem­ber, Pres­i­dent Trump is not going to be able to get a fair jury and an impar­tial jury in Man­hat­tan, in New York City, because 70-plus per­cent vot­ed for Joe Biden in the 2020 elec …