This is not a good sign for Trump moving forward.
The judge presiding over the latest court case involving former President Donald Trump is an appointee of Barack Obama and has a history of issuing longer sentences to defendants related to the January 6 Capitol attack than what the government requested.
According to Newsmax, the judge’s name is Tanya S. Chutkan, a Jamaican-American immigrant who had a legal background in Washington before being appointed by President Obama in December 2013.
Judge Chutkan has been involved in Trump’s legal matters previously. She rejected his request to withhold records from the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Moreover, she ruled against Trump’s attempt to use executive privilege to keep his White House papers concealed from the same committee, stating that presidents are not above the law.
Chutkan, 61, earned her degrees from George Washington University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Before her appointment, she worked as a trial attorney and supervisor at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Her nomination by Obama was confirmed by the Senate with a unanimous vote of 95-0.
In other cases, she ruled against Public.Resource.Org regarding building and fire codes deletion. She also ruled against the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice in separate instances.