Judge Rudolph Contreras, a Barack Obama appointee just recused himself from General Michael Flynn sentencing.
Replacing Contreras is Judge Emmet Sullivan, who is no better. Sullivan is a Bill Clinton appointee. No sentencing date has been set so that will fall on Sullivan. Flynn has agreed to work with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian collusion.
Flynn has pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the FBI. Flynn originally had stated he had no association with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the Presidential transition when he that was not the case
Flynn had been named National Security Advisor within the Trump Administration but was fired 24 days in because of the lie. Vice-President Mike Pence had done TV interviews defending Flynn.
A court spokeswoman confirmed to POLITICO that the reassignment was due to Contreras’ recusal, but said the court generally does not disclose the reason that a judge begged off the case.
Sullivan is an appointee of President Bill Clinton, and Contreras was appointed by President Barack Obama.
Flynn pleaded guilty last Friday to a false statement charge brought by prosecutors from the office of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The retired Army lieutenant general and Defense Intelligence Agency director, who was fired after 24 days as national security adviser in the Trump White House, admitted he lied to FBI agents about his interactions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the transition and lied to the Justice Department about his lobbying dealings related to Turkey.
I am not saying that the removal of the judges should net better results but Obama and Clinton’s judges are tainted with liberalism, and they would do whatever they could to make an example out of a Republican.
Rumors are that Contreras was appointed by Obama and was also on the FISC Court that may have issued search warrants based on the DNC paid Russian Dossier. His knowledge of the charges dropped in exchange for the guilty plea may have been an issue also. Hard to be too hard on someone who lies about something that was not a crime.
Interesting that so many people with ties to the DNC Russian dossier within the DOJ/Judicial department are being removed/reassigned from cases involving Russia. Something monumental is going on within our government.
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