Former President Donald Trump filed on Monday requesting that U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan recuse herself from the Fulton County, Georgia case against him for allegedly trying to overturn the 2020 election.
The filing stated that Chutkan had, "in connection with other cases, suggested that President Trump should be prosecuted and imprisoned. Such statements, made before the case began and without due process, are inherently disqualifying."
Chutkan also described the Capitol breach as “an attempt to violently overthrow the government, the legally, lawfully, peacefully elected government by individuals who were mad that their guy lost” during Christine Priola’s October 2022 sentencing.
She said that those inside the Capitol acted out of “blind loyalty to one person who, by the way, remains free to this day.”
"The public meaning of this statement is inescapable—President Trump is free, but should not be,” Trump’s attorneys argued. “As an apparent prejudgment of guilt, these comments are disqualifying standing alone.”
Trump took to Truth Social to post that Chutkan's comments were “VERY BIASED & UNFAIR!” and that "She obviously wants [him] behind bars."
The Fulton County indictment is only one of four Trump is facing, but Chutkan may be the most biased judge of the four, similar to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who was the first to indict Trump.
In Manhattan, Trump faces charges that he falsified business records in the process of making hush money payments to a former porn star who claimed she slept with him.
He was indicted twice federally by special counsel Jack Smith; once on charges he mishandled classified documents and once for "conspiring" to "defraud" the government on January 6.
Legal experts have said that none of the current indictments is really appropriate for a former president and that they are generally focused on minor technical violations.
Some are just flat-out wrong, like a charge against Trump for tweeting that people should watch a video about election fraud.
Since when are American citizens not allowed to speak out when they see something they don't think is right?
A fair judge would throw out these charges and scold prosecutors for even bringing them, but a judge like Chutkan has already made up her mind and clearly wants to throw Trump to the dogs.
If she has to recuse herself, it will pave the way for Trump to get a fairer trial rather than get railroaded because of blatant bias.