Muslim Terrorist Who Killed 8 In NYC Attack Asks Judge To Rule Out Death Penalty, Citing Trump Tweets

Lawyers for an Uzbek-born man accused of killing eight people by driving a truck down a New York City bike path have asked a U.S. judge to rule out the death penalty, contending that President Donald Trump’s statements against him have made a fair legal process impossible.

In a motion filed in a Manhattan district court on September 6, Sayfullo Saipov’s lawyers said that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who must decide whether to pursue the death penalty, cannot be objective because Trump has called for Saipov to be executed and has pressured Sessions to make decisions based on what they called “nakedly political considerations.”