Former President Donald Trump: formally requested the “recusal” of US District Judge Tanya Chutkan from his “ongoing” federal prosecution case.
“Biased Remarks” of US District Judge Tanya Chutkan: Attributed To Donald Trump’s Recusal Request
This recusal request of Donald Trump was sparked by the previous “biased remarks” of US District Judge Tanya Chutkan — concerning Trump’s involvement in the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
In a legal movement (involving Trump) filed recently; Trump’s attorneys have expressed concerns about the impartiality of US District Judge Tanya Chutkan.
See reference here: THE NBC NEWS
Further, Trump’s attorneys also cited that: the comments of US District Judge Tanya Chutkan during sentencing hearings (appertaining the “tumultuous” events surrounding the 2020 presidential election) for defendants were biased.
US District Judge Tanya Chutkan (who was appointed by former President Barack Obama) has come under “scrutiny” for her one-sided statements regarding —“Trump’s alleged significant role” in the January 6 Capitol riot.
US District Judge Tanya Chutkan Emphasized The Loyalty Of Capitol Rioters To “One Man”
During one sentencing hearing of Trump’s case, US District Judge Tanya Chutkan addressed whether those “promoting election fraud theories” should face leniency.
In another instance, US District Judge Tanya Chutkan emphasized the loyalty of Capitol rioters to “one man.”
Trump’s legal team argues that these comments of US District Judge Tanya Chutkan have created a perception of “prejudgment” —potentially compromising the “fairness” of Trump’s trial. Recusal motions in criminal cases are “rarely” successful but… Trump’s attorneys are pushing for an “expedited review” of this request to recuse US District Judge Tanya Chutkan from his legal proceedings.
See reference here: THE POLITICO
US District Judge Tanya Chutkan will now need to “weigh the merits” of Trump’s recusal request… and her decision will play a “crucial role” in the high-profile proceedings.