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Trump Attempts to Remove Chutkan From his Election Conspiracy Case

His lawyers are claiming the federal judge is biased

Former president Donald Trump is asking U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who is presiding over his election-interference case, to remove herself because of statements she made while sentencing insurrectionists who were convicted in the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021.

Chutkan told one defendant in October 2022 her attempt to violently overthrow the government stemmed from "blind loyalty to one person who, by the way, remains free to this day." She told another defendant in December 2021 that while rioters are going to prison, "the architects of that horrific event will likely never be charged."

The reality star's lawyers – John Lauro joined by Todd Blanche, Gregory Singer and Filzah Pavalon – argued in a Monday filing that Chutkan should disqualify herself from his case because she suggested Trump incited the violence and should be jailed.

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