Unsurprisingly, a judge appointed by Obama is biased in the Jan. 6 case against President Trump.
The judge had previously said that Trump “should be prosecuted and imprisoned.”
Doesn’t get more limited than that.
Fox News covers more on the story:
Donald Trump wants the federal judge in DC presiding over his 2020 election subversion case to recuse herself.
In a recusal motion filed Monday, the former president’s lawyers take aim at U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, a former assistant public defender who was nominated to the bench by President Barack Obama.
Trump’s lawyers argued that Chutkan has made statements in the past that call into question whether she can be impartial.
In their filing, they pointed to Chutkan having previously suggested that Trump “should be prosecuted and imprisoned.”
“Such statements, made before this case began and without due process, are inherently disqualifying,” the motion states. “Although Judge Chutkan may genuinely intend to give President Trump a fair trial – and may believe that she can do so – her public statements unavoidably taint these proceedings, regardless of outcome.”
We all knew that these trials would not be fair to President Trump.
Democrats don’t care about the truth.
All they care about is putting their political opponents behind bars.
Hell … SHE needs to be arrested for that … not just recuse herself ! Wow!! What a B…H!!! 🖕
— ❤🎹 Ames 🎹❤ (@Ames2420) September 11, 2023
President Trump filed a motion asking that Judge Tanya Chutkan recuse herself from his case. It’s been alleged that she suggested that Trump be prosecuted & imprisoned in a case she heard in 10/22 involving a J6 defendant & another time in 12/21. Her remarks are disqualifying!
— Domenica D'Elia (@domenicadelia22) September 12, 2023
Raise your hand if you think Obama-appointed Judge Chutkan is a biased disgrace to the judiciary who should recuse herself from Trump's case at once 🙋♂️ pic.twitter.com/E4aUEUMMu8
— LivePDDave 🇺🇸 (@LivePDDave1) September 11, 2023
Let’s turn it over to the Associated Press with more:
Chutkan last month scheduled the trial for March 4, 2024, over the vigorous objections of defense lawyers who said that would not give them enough time to prepare. The case in Washington, charging Trump in a four-count indictment with plotting to overturn the results of the 2020 election, is one of four criminal cases confronting the former president as he seeks reelection to the White House.
In asking Chutkan to step aside, the Trump legal team is relying on a familiar playbook. He tried unsuccessfully to get the judge removed from the hush-money case against him in New York state court, with his lawyers claiming that Judge Juan Manuel Merchan is biased because he’s given cash to Democrats and his daughter is a party consultant.
But the judge last month rejected Trump’s demand that he step aside, saying he is certain of his “ability to be fair and impartial.”
Federal judges are supposed to step aside in cases where their “impartiality might reasonably be questioned.” Other bases for recusal include a personal bias against one of the parties. Trump’s lawyers say Chutkan’s comments in cases against Jan. 6 rioters show she has “already formed an opinion about President Trump’s guilt” and many of the allegations that underpin the indictment against him.
“Although Judge Chutkan may genuinely intend to give President Trump a fair trial — and may believe that she can do so — her public statements unavoidably taint these proceedings, regardless of outcome,” the defense team wrote. “The public will reasonably and understandably question whether Judge Chutkan arrived at all of her decisions in this matter impartially, or in fulfillment of her prior negative statements regarding President Trump.”
Let’s hope that something is done about this corrupt case.
The judge will likely refuse to recuse, but perhaps something can be done that forces her out of the case.
We’ll keep you all updated on the matter.