(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – US Judge Tanya Chutkan, who is presiding over the 2020 election federal case against former President Donald Trump, has, in the eyes of many, obscenely compared the January 6, 2021, events at the US Capitol to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Boston Marathon Bombing.
Chutkan, an Obama appointee, made the controversial comments on Monday as she rejected the Trump team’s request to change the trial start date to April 2026.
She had previously decided the trial would begin on March 4, 2024, a day before Super Tuesday when a dozen states from Maine to California will hold their Republican presidential nomination primaries.
In his second federal indictment, Trump is accused by the Biden Justice Department of illegally trying to overturn the 2020 election.
Chutkan’s remarks comparing the US Capitol events with 9/11 were first reported on Substack by Julie Kelly, who has been covering the trials of January 6 protesters.
“Nothing I can say or write could ever accurately describe the lunacy of Judge Chutkan’s outlandish remarks in court—including scolding Trump’s attorneys for not preparing for his case a year before the indictment was handed down (LOL) and downplaying 12 million or so pages of discovery produced by DOJ,” Kelly commented.
The Washington, DC, federal judge turned down Trump’s trial date request by deciding to compare his case to the trying of a suspect in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, French Al-Qaeda member Zacarias Moussaoui, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect for the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing.
“This timeline does not move the case forward with the haste of the mob. The trial will start three years, one month, and 27 days after the events of January 6, 2021,” Chutkan said.
“The trial involving the Boston Marathon bombing began less than two years after the events,” she added.
“The trial involving Zacarias Moussaoui for his role in the September 11 attacks was set to begin one year after the attacks; but due to continuances, appeals, and voluminous discovery, it began roughly four years later,” the judge emphasized.
Chutkan, who was a donor to former Democrat President Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns, suggested in a previous case that her view was that Trump should be imprisoned.