G. McConway
September 12, 2023

Trump Requests Judge Chutkan's Recusal

Donald Trump's legal team is taking a flier on having Judge Chutkan remove herself from the January 6 case, reported Breitbart.

Honestly, the motion is not without merit, and they have a strong case, but I don't believe there is any way Chutkan will actually walk away from this case.

This could actually play into Trump's hands if he loses the case and is found guilty.

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Chutkan has offered up some long rants during the sentencing of other January 6 defendants.

For instance, in one case, she stated, "I see the videotapes. 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, of which most of the people who come before me seem woefully ignorant; not to the ideals of this country; and not to the principles of democracy.

"It's a blind loyalty to one person who, by the way, remains free to this day."

These statements are mentioned by Trump's attorneys in the brief.

They argued, "The public meaning of this statement is inescapable—President Trump is free, but should not be. As an apparent prejudgment of guilt, these comments are disqualifying standing alone."

If Chutkan does not recuse herself, this opens the door to, at the very least, a new trial for Trump on appeal if he is found guilty.

If Chutkan makes one misstep along the way, they can argue that her clear bias against Trump influenced her decisions on the bench.

I do not think the case itself against Trump is strong, but that will matter little with a biased judge and a tainted jury pool.

Believe me, above all other cases, this is arguably the one that Trump fears the most.

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