In a fiery segment on “Life, Liberty, and Levin,” conservative Fox News host Mark Levin didn’t hold back when condemning the judge assigned to former President Donald Trump’s third indictment. According to Levin, Judge Tanya Chutkan is a “radical partisan activist” who is biased against Trump and will not give him a fair trial. With a touch of sarcastic humor, Levin questioned how someone like Chutkan could have been chosen for this case. The fact that she was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2014 is a red flag for many Republicans who believe she may be politically motivated.
Mediocreite comes to the defense of the Radical activist partisan Democrat Obama appointed judge who miraculously is assigned to handling the Trump case in DC.https://t.co/GIbErY20xs
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) August 7, 2023
But it doesn’t stop there. Chutkan’s donation history, which includes roughly $4,300 to Obama’s presidential campaign and victory fund, raises even more concerns about her impartiality. As a U.S. district court judge in Washington, she has also been known to hand down extremely long sentences to defendants involved in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, going against the recommendations of prosecutors. Her condemnation of GOP-appointed judges who compared the riot to the Black Lives Matter protests only adds to the perception that she is biased against conservatives.
Unsurprisingly, Trump’s 2024 campaign wasted no time in criticizing the recent indictment, likening it to “Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.” They accused the Department of Justice of being “weaponized,” further stoking the fears of Trump supporters. Levin echoed these sentiments by calling the charges a “disgusting attack on our electoral system.” He even pointed out that a president should be free to discuss election-related matters with his vice president without facing criminal charges.
Levin’s strong words and criticism of Judge Chutkan reflect the concerns of many conservatives who believe Trump is not being treated fairly by the legal system. Whether Chutkan’s past and statements will actually impact Trump’s trial remains to be seen, but for now, it seems clear where Levin stands on the matter.