Special Counsel Jack Smith Defends Judge Overseeing Trump’s Criminal Case

 Special Counsel Jack Smith Defends Judge Overseeing Trump’s Criminal Case

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U.S. Special Counsel Jack Smith has countered Donald Trump’s move to disqualify Judge Tanya Chutkan from the case implicating the former President in efforts to alter the 2020 election outcome. In a recent federal court filing, Smith emphasized that no credible evidence has been presented by Trump’s legal team proving Judge Chutkan’s bias against him.

While Trump’s lawyers highlighted Chutkan’s prior comments on Trump and her appointment by President Barack Obama, Smith refuted these points. He remarked that her previous decisions against Trump indicate her impartiality and underscored the lack of substantial evidence for recusal.

This incident marks the latest twist in the ongoing legal battle concerning Trump’s numerous attempts to contest the 2020 election results. The ex-president consistently denies any misconduct, portraying the Justice Department’s investigation as politically charged.

The ongoing inquiry, overseen by Smith, delves deep into Trump’s actions surrounding the 2020 election and the January 6, 2021 Capitol assault. Prominent figures like ex-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and former Trump campaign advisor Steve Bannon have been subpoenaed, with Trump’s phone records also being examined.

The House Select Committee’s investigations have found Trump to be a part of a larger criminal conspiracy to overturn election results. The committee has suggested multiple charges against Trump, with Smith’s probe potentially leading to significant allegations. The timeline and outcome of Smith’s investigation remain uncertain.

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