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Trump lawyers seek recusal of judge in DC presiding over federal election subversion case

Sep 11, 2023, 1:55 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Donald Trump on Monday asked the federal judge presiding over his election subversion case in Washington to recuse herself, saying her past public statements about the former president call into question whether she can be fair.

The recusal motion from Trump’s lawyers takes aim at U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, a former assistant public defender who was nominated to the bench by President Barack Obama. She has stood out as one of the toughest punishers of Jan. 6 defendants.

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Trump lawyers seek recusal of judge in DC presiding over federal election subversion case