Fulton County Judge Scott McAfee issued a ruling, announcing that Donald Trump’s trial will be live-streamed on YouTube.
Trump will be standing trial for election interference in Georgia and proceedings will be live-streamed on the court’s YouTube channel.
-What the Judge specified-
In addition, the court proceedings will be broadcast live on TV over the time proceedings take place.
Additionally, the judge granted permission for members of the press to use cellphones and computers inside the courtroom.
However, the judge specified this on condition that they refrain from recording any proceedings, as reported by local news outlet WSB-TV.
Judge McAfee emphasized the court’s practice of live-streaming major proceedings on a court-provided YouTube channel.
Nevertheless, the judge, clarified during the hearing, “We have been livestreaming all of our major proceedings on a Fulton County-provided YouTube channel.”
Furthermore “And our plan was to do that with this case as well.
Therefore, there’s going to be a YouTube feed the entire time.” he concluded.
-The stream might not happen-
Nevertheless, there remains uncertainty regarding whether Trump’s trial will ultimately take place in the Fulton County courtroom.
Some of Trump’s co-defendants, including former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, have expressed a desire to move their cases to federal court.
If Trump follows a similar course and successfully shifts his trial to federal court, McAfee’s ruling would not be applicable.
This is due to the fact that federal courts generally prohibit cameras in the courtroom.
This will avoid making a spectacle of the court proceedings due to the high profile nature they carry according to most legal experts.
-Trump bailed out of a plea hearing-
On Thursday, Trump entered a plea of not guilty to charges related to his alleged efforts to overturn election results.
Altogether, his charges propose him as the lead in trying to overturn Georgia’s 2020 presidential elections.
He faces a total of 13 felony counts in the state, including racketeering, making false statements, and conspiring to file false documents.
Notably, Trump waived his right to appear at an arraignment scheduled for September 6th.
This served as a first indication that the former head of state aims not to make a spectacle of the proceedings.
However, it is yet to be determined since Trump had his mug shot on different merchandise to promote his interests. This started when he shared the mugshot on X(Twitter).