Former U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that he will seek to recuse the presiding judge and change the venue of his election fraud trial, citing issues of impartiality.
“There is absolutely no way we can get a fair trial from the judge assigned to this ridiculous case,” Trump wrote in a post on his social media accounts on June 6.
“We will immediately move to recuse the judge and request a change of venue outside of Washington, DC,” he added.
Previously, federal prosecutors charged Trump with conspiracy to commit “election fraud” and attempting to overturn the results of the presidential election and interfere with the counting of ballots in connection with the January 6th break-in.
Mr. Trump pleaded not guilty to all related charges at his arraignment in a Washington, DC court on April 4.
Judge Tania Chutkin, who was appointed by former President Trump, is known for imposing tough penalties on participants in the congressional riots, 먹튀검증토토사이트 including sentencing them to prison terms that were heavier than those sought by prosecutors.