Richard W. Painter
S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law

Prof. Richard Painter Quoted in Associated Press About Ramifications of Trump’s New York Trial

Professor Richard Painter was quoted in the Associated Press about Donald Trump’s New York trial now underway. While Trump faces charges in two cases over whether he attempted to overturn the results of the 2020 election and remain in power, it’s the New York case centered on payments to an adult film actor that might provide the only legal ramifications this year. The lead prosecutor said the payments amounted to a criminal scheme to corrupt the 2016 election. Prof. Painter said he believes the facts of the case met the evidence needed to determine whether a felony had been committed that violated campaign law, but added, “The election interference part, I have a little bit of trouble on this.”