Trump files motion to recuse DC judge presiding over 2020 election interference case

On Wednesday, Donald Trump’s legal team filed a motion to recuse the federal judge presiding over a lawsuit that claims the former President and his allies conspired to interfere with the 2020 elections. The motion, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, comes four days after District Judge Emmet Sullivan was tapped to replace the judge overseeing the case, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Trump’s lawyers argued that the change of judges had “raised serious and disturbing concerns” and that Sullivan should recuse himself. The motion also accuses Sullivan of harboring “deeply rooted animus” towards Trump, citing the fact that Sullivan appointed a special prosecutor to review the former President’s clemency grants. It is unclear when or if Sullivan will rule on the recusal request.

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