Fox News reported that Judge Tanya Chutkan who is overseeing Trump’s 2020 election fraud case admitted that she had no jurisdiction in this case. She put the case in limbo while the Supreme Court decided whether or not to hear it.
According to the report, “Special Counsel Jack Smith requested that the Supreme Court rule on Monday whether or not former president Trump can be prosecuted over charges related to his efforts to overturn results of 2020 elections.” The report explains that “Special counsel Jack Smith asked the Supreme Court on Monday to rule whether or not former President Trump could be prosecuted for charges related to his attempts to overturn 2020 election results.”
The Supreme Court has asked Trump’s legal adviser to respond to the Special Prosecutor’s motion by Wednesday, December 20th.
It’s a win for Trump. His lawyers filed a motion on Tuesday asking Chutkan to temporarily halt the proceedings in the January 6 case while Trump’s appeal was being considered.
In a filing made on Wednesday, Chutkan said that she “agrees with both parties” and that Defendant’s appeal stops any further proceedings that would force this case to trial.
She added, “Accordingly, and to clarify, this court does not adhere to the deadlines or proceedings set by the Pretrial Order, as amended.”
Chutkan stated that the court will be bound by any decision made in the case of Trump’s appeal for immunity.
The trial was originally scheduled to begin on March 4. This date may be delayed. Chutkan said that she would reconsider the date of the trial after the appeals procedure is complete.
In August, Trump entered a not-guilty plea in federal court to all four federal charges stemming from Smith’s investigation into 2020 election interference and Capitol Riot in January 2021.
Trump is facing charges of conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding. He also faces allegations of obstruction, attempted obstruction, and conspiracy against rights.
Trump’s legal team tried to get Chutkan to recuse herself in the past due to her anti-Trump bias. Chutkan said, on December 20, 2021, that Robert Palmer had gone to the Capitol in protest of the results of the election, despite the fact they were clear. Robert Palmer didn’t like the results and did not want the transfer of powers because his man was defeated.
Chutkan falsely claimed that the Capitol Riots in October 2022 were an “attempt by people who are angry because their guy lost to violently overthrow a government, a lawfully elected and peacefully run government.”
The next scheduled date for the Supreme Court to convene a conference to discuss these matters is January 5, 2024. There is no indication they will.