The ‘fatal problems’ with Trump’s efforts to disqualify judge in DC election case

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On Monday, September 11, attorneys for Donald Trump asked U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan to recuse herself from special counsel Jack Smith’s 2020 election case against the former president. In an article published by Slate on September 13, attorney/journalist Mark Joseph Stern lays out some reasons why Chutkan, a Barack Obama appointee, should stay on the case — regardless of what Trump and his legal team want. “This play is so poorly conceived and executed that it is difficult to believe the former president’s lawyers actually want to succeed,” Stern argues. “Monday’s motion is so tardy th…

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