CNN legal analyst points out Trump could lose critical campaign time dealing with legal troubles

A CNN senior legal analyst said the quiet part out loud that the proposed dates for the multiple trials for former President Donald J. Trump will keep him off the campaign trail as he pursues his bid to return to the White House.

Elie Honig sat down for an interview with Aidan McLaughlan on the latest edition of Mediaite’s “The Interview” podcast and, given CNN’s obsession with the persecuted GOP frontrunner, it was completely predictable that the topic of Trump’s legal troubles came up.

Honig, the author of the book “Untouchable: How Powerful People Get Away with It,” told the Mediaite editor-in-chief that Trump’s back-to-back-to-back trials in cases brought by underhanded DOJ special counsel Jack Smith, ambitious Fulton County DA Fani Willis, and shady, Soros-backed Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, are going to be a serious problem for Trump.

“I said the other day on-air that I was on a panel with Van Jones, who’s a, you know, a brilliant political mind. And I said ‘These Trump trials are, to me the dominant, I think are going to be the dominant issue of the 2024 campaign,” Honig said. “I don’t know if that’s a good thing for our democracy, but that’s the reality and Van said ‘no, they’re the only issue,’” an acknowledgment that Joe Biden’s corruption and the very serious issues facing the country will be completely ignored in a winning scenario for Democrats and their media toadies.

“I mean, look at the coverage. What policy issue has gotten 1/1000 the attention of the Trump trial?” Honig added,

“Not even close,” answered the snickering McLaughlin.

“…Is anyone talking about what the various candidates’ positions are on the environment, on the economy, on national defense?” Honig asked.

“Is he going to be able to campaign with all these trials going on?” McLaughlin asked.

“It’s a great question…I mean, no,” answered Honig. “When he had his E. Jean Carroll trial a few months ago, he skipped it because it’s a civil case, you’re allowed, not a great idea, he lost…”

“But criminal charges, you have to be there,” he continued. “Imagine if he has two or three trials back-to-back that go for six months. He can’t do any of the campaigning stuff.”

“Now he may well get a bigger bang for the buck from having daily outside-the-courthouse pressers, I don’t know. I, I don’t understand the minds of the voters that deeply. But yeah, this will take him off the trail.”

Trump’s legal gauntlet is shaping up to be brutal with Smith requesting his trial on J6 charges that will be tried in a D.C. kangaroo court by a hostile Obama-appointed judge and toxic jury pool starting on January 2, 2024, keeping him away from the key early Republican primaries.

Willis has requested that her trial of Trump and 18 others on racketeering charges start on March 4, the day before Super Tuesday with Bragg’s trial in the “hush money” case involving porn queen Stormy Daniels, kicking off on March 25, potentially keeping the GOP frontrunner sidelined through the duration of the primaries.

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