(GoRealNewsNow.com) – U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, presiding over the 2020 election-related federal case against former President Donald Trump, has drawn an obscene parallel between the events of January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol, the 9/11 attacks, and the Boston Marathon Bombing.
Appointed by former President Barack Obama, Judge Chutkan declined a request from Trump’s legal team to postpone the trial to April 2026.
The trial is scheduled to commence on March 4, 2024, one day before the Super Tuesday primaries for the Republican presidential nomination in several states, ranging from Maine to California.
Trump faces his second federal indictment, brought by the Biden Administration’s Justice Department, for allegedly attempting to overturn the 2020 election results.
Julie Kelly, a journalist who reports on the January 6 trials, first disclosed Judge Chutkan’s remarks on Substack.
Kelly expressed her view on the judge’s comments, stating, “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.”
Judge Chutkan justified her decision to maintain the original trial date by drawing comparisons to the timelines of the trials of Zacarias Moussaoui, who was involved in the 9/11 attacks, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a suspect in 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 remarked. “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,” she further elaborated.
Judge Chutkan, who contributed to the presidential campaigns of former President Barack Obama, had implied in a prior case that she believed Trump should face incarceration.