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Judge Allows Trump's Georgia Arraignment to Be Televised

By    |   Wednesday, 23 August 2023 10:51 AM EDT

Former President Donald Trump's arraignment in the 2020 Georgia election case is expected to be televised after a state judge ruled that cameras will be allowed in the courtroom.

Trump has said he will surrender for arrest Thursday on charges he allegedly interfered with the 2020 election in Georgia. That process will take place at the Fulton County Jail, separate from any arraignments.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee on Tuesday granted a request from four local television stations to bring live cameras and other recording devices into his courtroom through Sept. 8, which would cover the timeline during which all 19 defendants in the case are expected to be arraigned.

It will be the first time one of Trump's criminal proceedings will be televised, The Hill reported.

McAfee's order does not say whether cameras will be allowed during a trial or any other future proceedings. Cameras inside Fulton County courtrooms are common.

Fulton County Democrat District Attorney Fani Willis is aiming to hold the arraignments for all the defendants in the case the week following Labor Day.

If, for whatever reason, the timeline is delayed, the judge's order would expire.

The Georgia case marks the fourth criminal indictment for Trump, who also faces cases involving events on Jan. 6, 2021, the handling of classified documents, and allegedly paying hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels.

The courts for the proceedings in Trump's other cases have so far banned cameras.

Federal courts normally do not allow video or audio recordings of proceedings.

The judge overseeing the Daniels case in New York denied a request to have video cameras in the courtroom, but did allow a group of still photographers inside for a few moments before the arraignment began.

Charlie McCarthy

Charlie McCarthy, a writer/editor at Newsmax, has nearly 40 years of experience covering news, sports, and politics.

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