Judge Approves Trump’s Request For Extension In DC Election Case

By: Alec Donaldson | Last updated: Oct 12, 2023

U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan has granted former President Donald Trump and his legal team a minor yet pivotal triumph.

Extending The Deadline

Chutkan has consented to extend the deadline for Trump’s team to submit motions in the federal election obstruction case leading up to his trial in the spring of 2024.


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Acquiescing To The Request

Trump’s lawyers had expressed their need for additional time to finalize their arguments, and the judge has acquiesced to this request. Nonetheless, she rejected a substantial portion of their plea for a postponed trial.


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Chutkan's Order

“Lengthy deadline extensions for the defense’s anticipated dispositive motions—like motions to dismiss—are not warranted,” stated Chutkan’s order. “If the court were to extend the briefing schedule for these motions by the requested sixty days, they would not be fully briefed until January 2024.”


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Trump And His Team Were Granted An Extension

Chutkan has granted Trump and his team a two-week extension.

Chutkan presides over the January 6 case, which has been widely criticized as a politically motivated witch-hunt targeting Trump.


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Obama Appointed Chutkan And Her Husband

Known for her progressive leanings, both Chutkan and her husband, Peter Krauthamer, were appointed to prestigious judgeships in Washington, D.C. by former President Barack Obama.

Many Americans are calling for Chutkan to recuse herself from the case.

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The Sentencings That Happened In Chutkan's Courtroom

In a report released by Breitbart referring to the Article III Project, it revealed, “Four of the six cases where judges sentenced January 6 defendants to prison over federal prosecutors’ requests for lesser punitive measures happened in Chutkan’s courtroom.”

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The Man Who Participated In Jan. 6

In an explanation done by Politifact, it said, “In one instance, Chutkan sentenced Matthew Mazzocco, a Texas man who pleaded guilty to parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol, to 45 days in jail, 60 hours of community service, and $500 in restitution.”

Chutkan rejected the prosecutor’s recommendation for “3 months home detention, 36 months probation, 60 hours of community service, and $500 in restitution.”

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Mazzocco's Sentencing

“If Mr. Mazzocco walks away with probation and a slap on the wrist, that’s not going to deter anyone from trying what he did again,” Chutkan said during Mazzocco’s sentencing. “It does not, in this Court’s opinion, indicate the severity, the gravity, of the offenses that he committed on January 6.”

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Trump "Remains Free To This Day"

At a sentencing for a defendant involved in the events of January 6, Chutkan voiced her exasperation, emphasizing that Trump, “remains free to this day.”

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Referencing The Footage

“I see the videotapes,” the judge remarked. “I see the footage of the flags and the signs that people were carrying and the hats that they were wearing, and the garb.”

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"Blind Loyalty"

Chutkan further stated, “And the people who mobbed that Capitol were there in fealty, in loyalty to one man, not to the Constitution, of which most of the people who come before me seem woefully ignorant; not to the ideals of this county and not to the principles of democracy. It’s blind loyalty to one person who, by the way, remains free to this day.”

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