Former federal prosecutor Cynthia Alksne stated Donald Trump’s lawyer John Lauro did the previous president no favors by any means together with his “abominable and embarrassing” habits in court docket when U.S. District Choose Tanya Chutkan was setting a trial date for Trump’s election interference case.
Lauro’s conduct — and refusal “in such a rude way” to counsel one other, earlier begin date as a substitute of the April 2026 one he had put ahead — might truly find yourself hurting Trump “down the line,” Alksne predicted on Sunday’s episode of MSNBC’s “Ayman.”
“When a federal judge has to tell you several times to take the temperature down and treat you like a small child on the first day of kindergarten, you have a big problem, a credibility problem,” stated Alksne.
“You have a problem in the courtroom that will hurt your client down the line and he did not help Trump in any way with his behavior,” she added.
The trial is at present scheduled to start on March 4, 2024.