Trump attorney John Lauro said that he will not accept a plea deal in the charges made about Jan. 6, 2021, against the former president.
Lauro shared the response during an interview on CBS News' "Face the Nation" on Sunday.
Former President Trump’s attorney John Lauro said there was no condition in which Trump would accept a plea deal in connection to the federal Jan. 6 case.
When asked if he planned to file a motion to dismiss the case, Lauro said he “absolutely” will. https://t.co/Pp1NbI9ZNG
— The Hill (@thehill) August 6, 2023
“This is what’s called a Swiss cheese indictment. It has so many holes that we’re going to be identifying and litigating a number of motions that we’re going to file on First Amendment grounds, on the fact that President Trump is immune as president from being prosecuted in this way,” he said.
"The problem with bringing a case like this in the middle of a campaign season is statements are going to be made in the context of a campaign,” he continued. "We expect a fair and just trial in the District of Columbia. And — and my role — my role is simply to ensure that President Trump’s rights, just like every American’s rights, are protected every step of the way, and I’m going to do that.”
.@MajorCBS: "Is there any condition under which the former President of the United States, your client, would accept a plea deal on these January 6 charges?"
Trump attorney John Lauro: "No."@MajorCBS: "Will you seek a motion to dismiss?"
Lauro: "Absolutely, 100 percent." pic.twitter.com/lKwqhGoGb7
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) August 6, 2023
"Is there any condition under which the former President of the United States, your client, would accept a plea deal on these January 6 charges?" was asked. Trump attorney John Lauro said no.
"Will you seek a motion to dismiss?" Lauro was asked.
"Absolutely, 100 percent," he responded.
The discussion also pointed out the Trump team's push to move the trial out of Washington, D.C., claiming that he will not receive a fair trial in the capital.
The alternative request is for the trial to be held in West Virginia, a state more likely to favor Trump due to its stronger Republican influence.
Many questions remain in the case but it's clear that Trump does not plan to make a plea deal regarding the latest charges.