Former President Obama, who also happens to have been an Obama contributor, chose the federal judge in charge of the lawsuit against former President Trump that was appointed to the Jan. 6.
Judge Tanya Chutkan, who was chosen by Obama to the United States District Court on behalf of the District of Columbia in the year 2014, has a reputation for handing down some of the most severe punishments for January 6 defendants—some even exceeding official guidelines.
“Tanya S. Chutkan, a US District Judge, has been given the Trump case.” According to Kyle Griffin of MSNBC, “Chutkan, an Obama appointment, is the only federal court in Washington, D.C. to have given prisoners in cases from January 6 greater terms than the prosecution had asked.”
Despite Trump’s concerns, Chutkan decided in 2021 that hundreds of files of the former president’s White House papers may be provided to the January 6 investigation committee.
According to Chutkan, “the court finds that the public interests lie in permitting—not enforcing—the combined will of the executive and legislative branches to examine the circumstances leading up to and happening on January 6 as well as consider legislation that would prevent such circumstances from ever happening again.”
Chutkan reportedly contributed to Barack Obama’s election campaigns in both 2008 and 2012.
According to Breitbart News, special prosecutor Jack Smith declared that a grand jury this past week indicted former President Trump on allegations relating to January 6 for yet another time.
“The indictment was made public the day after President Biden was discovered to be implicated as part of a long-running influence peddling plot by his son Hunter’s former business colleague, Devon Archer, in testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee,” the article stated. “Trump had been charged with four offenses: conspiracy to deceive the United States, conspiracy to hinder an official action, obstruction and attempted obstruction during an official proceeding, and conspiracy violating rights.”
“The indictment doesn’t show how the prosecution achieved their goal to determine what Trump himself thought, aside from the fact that he actually had been told by others that he’s wrong and that his suspicions of fraud happened to be false,” the statement continued. “Neither does it differentiate the case from the fraudulent ‘Russia collusion’ hoax circulated by Trump’s rivals, which included within the Dept. of Justice after he secured the 2016 presidential election.”