Obama-nominated judge lectures Trump lawyers to ‘stick with the facts’ in January 6 court hearing


Federal Judge Amit Mehta sits on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, after being appointed to his role by former President Barack Obama in 2014

A Washington, DC federal judge delivered a stunning rebuke of Donald Trump from the bench on Monday, chiding the former President for staying silent for ‘two hours’ on January 6 last year as his supporters stormed the United States Capitol. 

Lawyers for Trump, his attorney Rudy Giuliani and Rep. Mo Brooks on Monday afternoon asked a federal judge to throw out claims he incited the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and to dismiss lawsuits brought by Democratic House members and police officers.

DC District Court Judge Amit Mehta, who was appointed to the role by Barack Obama in 2014, grilled Trump’s attorneys on whether the former President’s failure to act to stop the violence earlier amounted to an endorsement of it.

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