The ongoing tensions between President Donald Trump and the media have reached a peak with both parties wanting something to be done about it. In recent news, it has been reported that President Donald Trump and the media have requested a televised trial for the investigation into the interest of the Justice Department in the District of Columbia.
The Justice Department is currently in the midst of an investigation, being conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller, into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia. Despite the immense press coverage that the investigation has had, neither the Trump administration nor the media have been able to witness the proceedings firsthand. Therefore, they are crying out for a televised trial that would give them the chance to watch the proceedings.
However, this request has been met with a cool reaction from the Justice Department. They’ve argued that televised trials would create a circus atmosphere that would interfere with the investigation’s proceedings. This is coupled with fears that televised proceedings would be stacked with political maneuvering and grandstanding from the different parties involved.
Despite this, the media have argued that televising the investigation would be beneficial for increasing the accountability and transparency of the proceedings. They have argued that the American public deserves to witness the proceedings so that they may make an informed decision in their own minds as to the real truth behind the allegations.
Regardless of the merits of each position, the fact of the matter is that it is up to the Justice Department to make the final decision on whether or not to televise the proceedings. This outcome will not be decided anytime soon and thus, the standoff between the President and the media will likely continue until a verdict can be reached.