2020 ELECTION/LEGAL: “John Lauro, one of Donald Trump’s attorneys in the federal case over his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, vehemently defended the former president against allegations Trump knowingly spread false claims of election fraud to remain in power and claimed Trump’s efforts were merely ‘aspirational,’ not criminal.

‘The defense is quite simple,’ Lauro said on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press.’ ‘President Trump believed in his heart of hearts that he had won that election.’”

-Ken Tran, “Donald Trump’s lawyer claims efforts to overturn 2020 election were only ‘aspirational,’ not criminal,” usatoday.com, August 6, 2023