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Trump May Have Just Cooked Himself in the Mar-a-Lago Case

Posted on AllSides May 19th, 2023
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In terms of criminal law, among the several self-destructive statements former President Donald Trump made in CNN’s “Town Hall,” the competition is stiff for the title of most damaging to his legal defense. From the perspective of Special Counsel Jack Smith’s expected prosecution of Trump relating to the Mar-a-Lago documents case, however, to this constitutional scholar and former federal prosecutor, one statement stands out for a reason of criminal procedure rather than just substantive criminal law: Trump made an admission that helps secure Washington, D.C., rather than Florida, as the proper venue...

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