September 12, 2023 at 5:26 amSeptember 12, 2023, 2:00 p.m
Former US President Donald Trump wants the responsible judge removed from his federal case regarding attempted election fraud. Trump’s lawyers asked the Washington court on Monday (local time) to ask Judge Tanya Chutkan to dismiss the case. To justify this, they cited many of Chutkan’s statements from the past and accused her of not being impartial, but of entering into the proceedings with premeditation.
Judge Tanya Chutkan must drop her case, as Donald Trump demands.Image: Cornerstone
Trump faces federal charges in Washington related to attempted election fraud. It concerns his months-long campaign against his defeat in the 2020 presidential election, which culminated in the violent attack on the US Capitol by his supporters on January 6, 2021. The 77-year-old was accused of, among other things, conspiring against the United States.
In recent months, Chutkan has already filed several cases against rioters who participated in the storming of the Capitol building. She distinguished herself with particularly harsh judgments.
Donald Trump is accused of, among other things, conspiring against the United States.Image: Cornerstone
In one proceeding she stated that the rioters had acted “in blind loyalty to a person who, by the way, is still at large today.” This reference to Trump, among other things, troubles the Republican and his defenders. The meaning of this statement is clear: In Chutkan’s opinion, Trump is free, but he should not be so, they wrote in the proposal submitted on Monday.
Trump’s move was not surprising. The former president and his lawyers are trying in various ways to prolong the various procedures against him through legal lawsuits. The Republican presidential candidate faces a total of four different charges in the middle of the campaign for a potential second term. (DAP/EPA)
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