U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, the judge overseeing former President Donald Trump's Jan. 6 case in Washington, once expressed concern that he was a "free man."
Chutkan made the remark in October during the sentencing of a person involved in the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.
Judge Tanya Chutkan once took issue with Trump being 'free' man after Jan. 6 https://t.co/Qe9Ytut7b5
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) August 14, 2023
“I see the footage of the flags and the signs that people were carrying and the hats they were wearing and the garb, and the people who mobbed that Capitol were there in fealty, in loyalty, to one man — not to the Constitution," she said.
"It's a blind loyalty to one person who, by the way, remains free to this day,” she added.
🚨 BREAKING: Judge Tanya Chutkan has DENIED Jack Smith’s motion to withhold evidence from the defendant and public.
The prosecutors must now provide all incriminating evidence to Donald Trump and his defense lawyers.
Do you think he’s innocent? YES or NOhttps://t.co/SSRDF2CZ3q
— Proud Elephant 🇺🇸🦅 (@ProudElephantUS) August 11, 2023
"The Obama-appointed judge overseeing the federal government’s J6 case against former President Donald Trump has agreed with defense attorneys, handing down a key ruling loosening access to evidence," Trending Politics reported.
Last week, "U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan in Washington, D.C., attorneys for President Trump and the federal government traded salvos over the former president’s ability to share “sensitive” information about the case in the public sphere, something he has had a penchant for via his platform on Truth Social," it added.
Chutkan is one of the reasons that Trump's legal team is seeking to move the trial out of Washington, D.C., arguing that the former president will not receive a fair trial in the capital.
Trump's team has proposed moving the trial to West Virginia, a state the president won in 2020 that includes a large percentage of conservative voters.
The outcome is still uncertain but it's clear that Chutkan is not a fan of Trump and could make matters difficult in court for the former president.
The legal battle adds to others in Florida and Georgia as Trump continues to seek the GOP presidential nomination despite the charges against him.