By: Denise Simon | Founders Code
Tanya Chutkan recused herself previously and must again. Perhaps she should also be put under investigation. Why you ask?
- You can click this link and see her involvement in previous RussiaGate cases.
- Partisan – According to the Washington Examiner, Chutkan was appointed to the US District Court by President Obama in 2014 after donating around $4,300 to his campaign and victory fund between the 2008 and 2012 elections.
- She previously worked at Boies, Schiller, & Flexner LLP, a law firm that once employed Hunter Biden. Chutkan is married to fellow Obama appointee Associate Judge Peter Krauthamer of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The former Democratic president picked him for the 15-year term in 2011. and worked closely with the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma.
- Boies Schiller (the firm that hired Fusion GPS to attack Theranos whistleblowers) and then presided as judge in the US House lawsuit against Fusion GPS. Hunter Biden worked for BSF in the same year he was appointed to Burisma’s board in April 2014. Hunter quickly brought BSF partners into the fold to assist Burisma with its efforts to influence U.S. officials, according to emails on Hunter Biden’s laptop.
The Daily Caller also reports:
In April 2014, Hunter Biden and business associate Devon Archer spoke about how BSF could give them “protection” and work with government officials on Burisma’s behalf.
“BSF can actually have direct discussions at state, energy, and NSC. They can devise a media plan and arrange for legal protections and mitigate US domestic negative press regarding the current leadership if need be,” Biden told Archer.
“The contract should begin now- not after the upcoming visit of my guy. That should include a retainer in the range of 25k p/m w/ additional fees where appropriate for more in-depth work to go to BSF for our protection. Complete separate from our respective deals re board participation,” Biden added.
Shortly after his correspondence with Archer, Biden set up a call with BSF partners including Christopher Boies and Heather King, the emails show.
King communicated with the State Department on behalf of Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky and strategized with Burisma on how to handle the press and influence government officials, emails from May 2014 indicate. She suggested Burisma hire professional lobbyists, a PR firm, and an investigative research firm to bolster its influence operation, per the emails.
Then this Judge seems to have a habit of selectively defining what and where violence really is.
Chutkan was indignant about comparisons between the riots that broke out in cities across the country after the May 2020 police-involved killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
She even invoked the “mostly peaceful” narrative for describing the riots by Black Lives Matter and Antifa militants.
“People gathered all over the country last year to protest the violent murder by the police of an unarmed man. Some of those protesters became violent,” Chutkan said during an October 2021 court hearing. “But to compare the actions of people protesting, mostly peacefully, for civil rights, to those of a violent mob seeking to overthrow the lawfully elected government is a false equivalency and ignores a very real danger that the Jan. 6 riot posed to the foundation of our democracy.” source
This is rather twisted too:
In 2017, the first year of the Trump administration, Chutkan ruled that the Office of Refugee Resettlement must allow a juvenile illegal immigrant in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement to have an abortion. That was in the case of Garza v. Hargan.
In 2019, Chutkan ruled that Trump’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos, illegally delayed the implementation of the “Equity in IDEA” (Individuals With Disabilities Education Act) regulations that update how states calculate racial disparities in special education. source
Lots of reasons to both recuse and actually move to the case/trial outside of Washington, DC completely.