Judge rejects Trump effort to strike allegations tied to Jan. 6 attack from Jack Smith indictment

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New York Daily News

Judge Tanya Chutkan on Friday rejected a motion by former President Donald Trump to strike allegations that he helped lead the Jan. 6 attack from the indictment in his federal election interference case. The Washington, D.C. district court judge said in a terse ruling that the references to the violent attack on the Capitol in the charging document would not prejudice a jury against Trump. Chutkan vowed to take steps during jury selection and the trial itself to ensure jurors give Trump and prosecutors a fair shake. “The court (will) examine and address the effects that pretrial publicity, inc…

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