Trump asks judge overseeing Jan. 6 case to recuse herself

Posted on AllSides September 11th, 2023
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Former President Trump requested a new judge Monday to oversee the federal trial into his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

Driving the news: Trump's attorneys wrote in a court filing that U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan should recuse herself because she has "suggested that President Trump should be prosecuted and imprisoned."

"Such statements, made before this case began and without due process, are inherently disqualifying," the attorneys wrote in the filing.

The big picture: Trump has repeatedly criticized Chutkan on his Truth Social account – despite the judge's...

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