Trump and media want a televised trial in D.C. The Justice Dept. doesn’t.

The Justice Department is opposed to having a televised trial in D.C. for President Trump because it would increase the potential for media spectacle and distract from a thoughtful and impartial hearing of the issues. The Justice Department is a nonpartisan body that is tasked with upholding the rule of law and ensuring a fair and accurate outcome. A televised trial could put additional pressure on the Justice Department to act in a political or biased manner.