Former President Donald Trump faces multiple charges in Washington, D.C. over his conduct following the 2020 election.
That case took another turn this past week as defense and prosecution attorneys clashed over whether the judge should recuse herself.
"In a highly charged political season, naturally all Americans, and in fact, the entire world, are observing these proceedings closely," the filing pointed out.
"Only if this trial is administered by a judge who appears entirely impartial could the public ever accept the outcome as justice," it stated.
It then recalled comments that Chutkan made about the former president when trying other cases involving January 6 defendants. This included complaining that defendants showed "blind loyalty to one person, who, by the way, remains free to this day."
They insisted the judge did not specifically say that the former president was legally or morally responsible for the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill.
Paul Kamenar is an attorney with the Nation Legal and Policy Center (PLC), and recently voiced support for the idea that Trump has valid legal grounds to call for Chutkan's recusal.
"[Judge Chutkan] is basically editorializing in her other cases and implicating that Donald Trump is the real culprit here," Kamenar told One America News (OAN).
Pres. Donald Trump seeks to recuse Judge Tanya Chutkan in his DC case.
Attorney Paul Kamenar says he has a valid argument:
“[Judge Chutkan] is basically editorializing in her other cases and implicating that Donald Trump is the real culprit here.” pic.twitter.com/5l97Xr9CBM
— Daniel Baldwin (@baldwin_daniel_) September 13, 2023
"It seems that she's made a clear statement that shows she thinks that Donald Trump should be charged and convicted in this case," the lawyer added.