Otherwise, her options range from ignoring Trump’s comments to finding him in violation of his conditions of release. “‘President Trump was right’ isn’t just a catchphrase, it is fact,” he said. One of Trump’s lawyers in the case before Chutkan, John Lauro, acknowledged that trying to change Trump’s behavior was unlikely. “With President Trump, because of the campaign and I would say because of his personality, it’s impossible for him not to speak out on the issues. The special counsel’s office, in previous legal filings and statements in court, has made clear that it is closely monitoring Trump’s public statements.