‘Bring their own biases’: FL lawyers predict difficulty ‘finding truly impartial jurors’ in Trump docs case
With ex-President Donald Trump’s classified documents trial taking place in a Florida courthouse, with a “jury pool from a conservative-leaning region” of the Sunshine State, the 2024 MAGA hopeful could have a higher chance of beating the case, KENS 5 News reports.
Expert outlines next possible steps in former President Donald Trump’s criminal cases
As the four criminal cases against former President Donald Trump move forward, WPBF 25 News is hearing from a former Department of Justice criminal division senior trial attorney and current South Florida criminal defense attorney, Richard Serafini, about the next possible steps in those cases.
Seven of Trump’s Co-Defendants Are Already Rolling the Dice
As Donald Trump and his 18 co-defendants in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ sprawling racketeering case surrendered to jail and negotiated bonds, at least eight of them also filed what became a flurry of legal motions, arguing for their cases to be delayed, moved, or expedited.
Manafort’s Judge, T.S. Ellis, Is a ‘Caesar’ in His Own Rome
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Judge T. S. Ellis III had dismissed the jury for the day, but he was not quite finished opining about what he saw as irrelevant and repetitive questioning of a witness in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort.
Trump’s Election Defense: Sway One Juror With ‘Reasonable Doubt’
Donald Trump’s indictment over his attempts to overturn the 2020 election is the biggest challenge yet for his squad of lawyers, who’ve been hitting the airwaves to preview defenses for what could eventually be the most consequential criminal trial in US history.
Expert discusses protective order following former President Trump’s controversial social media post
Former Department of Justice Criminal Division senior trial attorney and criminal defense attorney Richard Serafini says the prosecutors could have taken additional steps after former President Donald’s Trump social media post
How strong is the case against Trump? Attorneys weigh in
(TND) — The United States is in uncharted waters with the newest criminal indictment of former President Donald Trump, who is charged by the federal government with four counts for his alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Feds seek hearing on potential lawyer conflicts in Trump documents case
Prosecutors in the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump asked a federal judge Wednesday to hold a hearing to determine whether the lawyer for former presidential aide Waltine Nauta has a conflict of interest.
Will Trump’s First Amendment Right Implode Jack Smith Jan. 6 Case?
The Justice Department’s second indictment against former President Donald Trump has raised questions about whether or not the charges related to his role in the January 6 Capitol riot infringe on his First Amendment rights.
Expert weighs in on what to expect from Trump classified documents case hearing Tuesday
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. —Former Department of Justice Attorney and current South Florida defense attorney Richard Serafini says Tuesday’s hearing regarding the Trump classified documents will be textbook procedural. The main topic on the table will be how to handle the classified documents at the center of this case.
Spotlight on judge in Trump documents case intensifies following controversial earlier ruling
A month after former President Donald Trump was charged with mishandling classified documents, the judge presiding over the case is set to take on a more visible role as she weighs competing requests on a trial date and hears arguments this week on a procedural, but potentially crucial, area of the law.
Law enforcement will step up security at Donald Trump trial scheduled for Fort Pierce federal court
FORT PIERCE, Fla. —The classified documents trial of former President Donald Trump is tentatively set at the Alto Lee Adams, Sr. courthouse, the home base of district Judge Aileen Cannon, who has been assigned to preside.
Trump’s penchant for talking could pose problems as Mar-a-Lago criminal case moves ahead
WASHINGTON (AP) — Criminal defendants are routinely advised to avoid commenting on pending charges against them. But Donald Trump, the former president and current White House hopeful, is no ordinary defendant.
Trump Attys Seek Expedited Clearances In Secret Docs Case
Attorneys representing Donald Trump notified a Florida federal judge on Friday that they’ve applied to the U.S. Department of Justice to expedite the process of receiving security clearances necessary to handle the classified material the former president is alleged to have…
Divided nation poses challenges for a fair trial in Trump case
After Tuesday’s history-making federal arrest and arraignment of a former president, the slow burn of Donald Trump’s legal battle begins. With red-hot rhetoric and deeply held opinions on both sides of the indictment — can he now get a fair trial?
Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty in federal court in Miami on Tuesday to all charges stemming from a 37-count indictment in the Justice Department’s investigation into his handling of classified documents and alleged efforts to obstruct the probe.
What’s Next in Trump’s Indictment: Can He Still Run? Will He Pardon Himself?
After Donald Trump on Thursday earned the less-than-honorable distinction of becoming the first-ever current or former U.S. president to be indicted on federal charges, one question hung conspicuously in the air: what now?
Former DOJ attorney weighs in on what 2nd grand jury in Miami could mean for former President Trump
In addition to the grand jury in Washington, this is the second grand jury panel assembled as a part of the justice department’s special counsel investigation into former President Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents. We spoke with Richard Serafini about what all of this could mean.
Full List of Grand Jury Charges Against George Santos
“This is news to me,” Santos said. Richard Serafini, a criminal defense attorney and former Department of Justice Criminal Division senior trial attorney, told Newsweek on Wednesday that Santos has been charged for what is “essentially a fraud scheme.”
FBI search warrant reveals agents seized top-secret documents in raid of Trump’s home
“This is really uncharted territory,” Richard Serafini, a criminal defense attorney and former Department of Justice trial lawyer, said in an interview. Eleven sets of classified documents were among the materials seized in the raid, according to a receipt for property seized that was attached to the warrant.One group of files was marked “Various classified/TS/SCI documents,” which includes an abbreviation for top-secret/sensitive compartmented information.
Executive privilege likely key battleground after special master approved in Trump case.
Executive privilege likely key bThe Justice Department could appeal the judge’s decision to grant the special master.
Richard Serafini, a former Justice Department prosecutor who’s now a criminal defense attorney in Florida, told The National Desk he expects the Justice Department to forgo an appeal of the special master decision and let the process play out.