USA: Trump wants judge removed from election fraud trial

Trump wants the judge removed from the election fraud case

Donald Trump has been charged at the federal level in connection with attempted election fraud. photo

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Trump’s defense attorneys accuse the judge in charge of bias. This step does not come as a surprise: the ex-president and his lawyers want to prolong the process as much as possible.

The former US President Donald Trump wants to have the judge in charge removed from his federal case in connection with attempted election fraud. Trump’s lawyers asked the Washington court to have Judge Tanya Chutkan dismiss the case. As justification, they cited several of Chutkan’s statements from the past and accused her of not being neutral, but of entering the proceedings with a predetermination.

Trump is facing federal charges in Washington in connection with attempted election fraud. It’s about 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 is accused, among other things, of conspiring against the United States.

In recent months, Chutkan had already led several cases against rioters who took part in the storming of the Capitol. She distinguished herself with particularly harsh judgments. In one of the proceedings, 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, bothers the Republican and his defenders. The meaning of this statement is clear: in Chutkan’s opinion, Trump is free, but should not be, they wrote in Monday’s motion.

Trump’s move comes as no surprise. The ex-president and his lawyers are trying in various ways to prolong the various proceedings against him through legal motions. The Republican presidential candidate is facing a total of four different charges in the middle of the campaign for a possible second term.


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