Trump Calls For Removal Of Top Judge

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( – On Monday former President Donald Trump demanded that U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan be recused from the federal case relating to his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, presidential attack.

Trump’s attorneys pointed out in the court filing that Chutkan had previously made a number of statements referencing Trump during the sentencing of two Jan. 6 defendants. They added that the comments made it seem as if Chutkan had already prejudged the case and had found Trump to be guilty before he was even charged. As they pointed out, Chutkan in her previous comments had claimed that Trump needed to be “prosecuted and imprisoned.”

They continued by noting that such statements made before a case has even started “are inherently disqualifying,” and that while Chutkan might intend to provide a fair trial to Trump her previous public statements have tainted the “proceedings.”

Trump is facing a total of four criminal counts in the federal case relating to his attempts to remain in power after the 2020 presidential election. Last month Trump pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.

Trump, who has been indicted a total of four times this year, has frequently made attacks against the judges who are in charge of the criminal cases against him. He has also in the past tried to get the judge in the hush money case in New York recused, and has often attacked Chutkan and the other judges in his cases on his social media platform, Truth Social.

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