Former President Donald Trump believes that the judge assigned to his case is not impartial, and says that with her “he will not be able to have a fair trial.”
Former US President Donald Trump will ask to transfer the trial for his attempt to subvert the 2020 elections and the subsequent attack on the Capitol, to a court outside Washington DC, since he considers that the assigned judge Tanya Chutkan is not impartial, and says that with she “will not be able to have a fair trial.”
“Everyone knows it and so does she! We will immediately request the rejection of this judge for very powerful reasons and also change the place, outside of DC,” said the former president on his Truth Social social network.
Judge Chutkan must preside over the case that has earned Donald Trump his third criminal indictment (and the most serious), and is known for having severely sentenced supporters of the former president who participated in the assault on the Capitol.
Trump appeared in federal court in the District of Columbia on Thursday where he pleaded not guilty to the four counts charged, with penalties of up to 20 years in prison.
Judge Chutkan, 61, was appointed by Barak Obama and has a history with Trump, and the case related to 2020. In November 2021, Trump demanded to prevent the records from being released to the Committee that investigated the attack on the Capitol. But Chutkan rejected this demand. In addition, she was among the judges who tried the individual cases of many Capitol attackers.
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