Trump Calls For The Immediate Recusal Of Who

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( – Former President Donald Trump on Sunday stated that it would not be possible to get a fair trial in the Jan. 6 case with Tanya Chutkan, the U.S. District Court Judge, presiding over the case. He further announced that his legal team was going to look to have her recused from the case.

On Tuesday, former President Donald Trump was indicted for the second time by the Department of Justice’s special counsel Jack Smith, this time in connection to his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. The four charges against Trump, in this case, include conspiracy to defraud the United States; conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding; obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding; and conspiracy against rights.

For months there have been speculations about whether Trump was going to be indicted in this case, as on January 6, 2021, a group of his supporters marched on the Capitol to stop the certification of the Electoral College. Trump’s supporters had been influenced by his claims of election fraud.

On Thursday during Trump’s arraignment in Washington, D.C., the former President pleaded not guilty to all four felony charges. About a day later Trump took to his social media platform, Truth Social to state that he would be going after anyone who has gone after him.

Chutkan, who is an Obama appointee, was selected to preside over Trump’s case. On Saturday she set a new deadline by which Trump’s legal team needed to respond to the protective order request that the Department of Justice has filed. Trump’s lawyers had asked for an extension to the timeline for responding, however, Chutkan declined that request.

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