It has been noted that citing prejudicial courtroom statements that were made in other January 6 cases she presided over, former President Trump filed a motion through his attorneys in D.C. federal court on Monday calling for Judge Tanya Chutkan to recuse herself from Trump’s case brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith over his challenging the results of the 2020 presidential election via The Gateway Pundit.
If Chutkan refuses to step aside, Trump can appeal her decision to an appeals court. It has come to light that Chutkan scheduled Trump’s trial for March 4, 2024, the day before the Super Tuesday presidential primary.
Trump’s lawyers strenuously argued against the early trial date cite the over 12 million pages of evidence gathered by the Department of Justice for the case, saying, “Mr. Trump, like any defendant, will have to make the trial date work regardless of his schedule.”
Chutkan’s biased comments against Trump were reported last month by independent investigative reporter Julie Kelly (excerpt):
“…A review of thousands of pages of hearing transcripts reveal that Chutkan has repeatedly expressed strong and settled opinions about the issues at the heart of United States v. Donald Trump – the criminal case she is now presiding over.
These include her public assertions that the 2020 election was beyond reproach, that the Jan. 6 protests were orchestrated by Trump, and that the former president is guilty of crimes. She has described Jan. 6 as a “mob attack” on “the very foundation of our democracy” and branded the issue at the heart of the case she is hearing – Trump’s claim that the 2020 election was stolen – a conspiracy theory.”