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The ultimate TRUMP CARD: Best way for Donald Trump to stay out of prison is to return to the Oval Office, says law professor
By Belle Carter // Dec 14, 2023

Observers await whatever comes next for former President Donald Trump with regard to how his present legal battles would affect his presidential re-election bid or how regaining the seat could pave his way back to the White House and help him steer clear of prison time.

"The best way to stay out of prison is to go into the Oval Office," Loyola Marymount University law professor Jessica Levinson commented.

Although Trump has consistently leveraged delays as a tactic in his legal battles over the years, his attempts to stall his criminal prosecutions have higher stakes, including the possibility Trump will ultimately try to quash federal probes against him or pardon himself if elected president, the Hill's Zach Schonfeld and Ella Lee pointed out in an article.

Some critics still think the Republican frontrunner for the next presidential nomination should be hustling. In Georgia Trump was indicted on accusations of entering a criminal racketeering conspiracy with more than a dozen of his allies and lawyers in an attempt to remain in power after losing the 2020 election. Prosecutors wanted to start his trial in August. "While the state doesn't give it any consideration whatsoever, it's very possible at that time that my client will be running for election for president of the United States for the Republican Party," Trump's lead attorney in the case Steve Sadow said at hearing earlier in December. "I know the preference would be that he would not be on trial during the time he was campaigning."

Meanwhile, former Manhattan Special Assistant District Attorney Catherine Christian would not allow any special treatment for Trump. "Let's just adjourn this until after the election? No," she said. "Now, the reality is we've never had a former president of the United States who's had four criminal indictments, who was leading in the polls for president, running. But it's just never – in the real world for regular defendants – you would never be given a year off to do your personal things."

In New York, his trial on charges related to hush money payments is slated to start on March 25. And beginning May 20, Trump faces a criminal trial in Florida over his handling of classified documents. For critics, it seems that each judge appears to wait for others to set the tone and timeline for the upcoming year of legal woes while he engages in campaigning.

But anti-Trump U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who oversees the case in Washington, would want to schedule the trial to begin a day before Super Tuesday, the U.S. presidential primary election day in March. Trump's attorneys had unsuccessfully proposed an April 2026 trial date. "This trial will not yield to the election cycle, and we're not revisiting the trial date," Chutkan remarked. "Politics stop at this courthouse door." Some 90 days out from the expected start of the trial, a "pre-screening" form for the jury selection process has already been issued to some prospective jurors, NBC News reported, indicating that the trial judge intends to stick to her established timeline as closely as possible. (Related: INSANITY: Mainstream media want Trump to be ASSASSINATED to prevent him from winning the election.)

Appeals court partially upholds gag order for Trump's J6 case

A federal appeals court panel has preserved most of a gag order on Trump in his federal election interference case in Washington, D.C. The three-judge panel concluded that some of his remarks "pose a significant and imminent threat to the orderly adjudication" of justice. However, it indicated that the lower court judge's gag order swept in too much speech protected by the First Amendment.

The recent ruling would allow the former POTUS to make public statements about the special counsel in the case, Jack Smith, but not other prosecutors, court staffers, or their family members, if the comments were designed to interfere with the court's work on the four-count felony case against him. Trump had argued that the gag order amounted to an unconstitutional prior restraint, violating not only his free speech rights but also those of millions of voters in the 2024 election.

Appeals court panel leader Judge Patricia Millett said Trump does not enjoy unfettered rights to speak. Still, the special counsel prosecutors had argued that Trump repeatedly attacked potential witnesses against him in criminal proceedings, from former Vice President Mike Pence and former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley.

Visit Trump.news for more news related to the ongoing legal battle the former president is fighting.

Watch the video below that talks about the Colorado Supreme Court being unconvinced of calls banning Trump from primary ballots.

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