A Judge recuses himself in the Michael Flynn plea deal and nobody knows why. Judge Rudolph Contreras was the judge who accepted the plea deal but has stepped down from sentencing. What in the wide, wide world of justice is going on here? How do you get that far and then recuse yourself?
Judge Contreras is a Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia from 2012 to the present. He is also concurrently a Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court from 2016 to the present. Does serving on the FISA Court s have something to do with this recusal?
As Written By Josh Gerstein for POLITICO:
President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, will face a different judge to be sentenced than the one who took Flynn’s guilty plea to a felony false statement charge last week, court records show.
Judge Emmet Sullivan was randomly assigned to take over the case after Judge Rudolph Contreras recused himself.
A court spokeswoman confirmed to POLITICO that the reassignment of the case was due to Contreras’ recusal, but did not immediately respond to a query about the reason.
Sullivan is an appointee of President Bill Clinton, while Contreras …read more
Source:: Allen West Republic