The D.C. federal judiciary consists of mindless establishment hacks who over the last 5 years seem to exist purely to rubber stamp leftist prosecutions of their political opponents while giving leftist defendants a pass.
I’m not sure that Judge Tanya Chutkan, an Obama appointee, is the worst of the bunch, but that’s only because it’s a very tight race. Still Judge Chutkan has made no secret of her burning hatred for Trump and conservatives, so she’s enjoying the moment, while announcing that the Bill of Rights is optional.
If you’re her political opponent.
“Mr. Trump, like every American, has a First Amendment right to free speech. But that right is not aboslute,” the Obama judge argued. “Defendant’s free speech is subject to the release conditions imposed at arraignment and it must yield to the orderly administration of justice.”
Trump’s attorney had argued that measures restricting a political candidate’s free speech would interfere with the election, while Chutkan claimed that she did not care about the election and would not take it into account. Of course not taking the election into account means providing a decisive advantage to her boss, Biden.
“What the defendant is currently doing — the fact that he’s running a political campaign has to yield to the orderly administration of justice. If that means he can’t say exactly what he wants to say about witnesses in this case, that’s how it has to be,” Chutkan argued.
That’s not how it has to be. That’s how Chutkan is supporting her party by making it. The idea that anything Trump says will alter the outcome of the case is nonsense. The case has been tried in the public by the media from Day One.
This is about the unprecedented muzzling of a political candidate during a presidential election.