Judge Contreras’ Recusal and Nunes’ Released Memo lead to New Life in Gen. Flynn’s Case
Well, what do you know?
Remember Judge Contreras – the guy who almost certainly granted the 1st FISA warrant AND also found himself on the Mueller case against @GenFlynn ? The one who had to ‘recuse’ himself recently?
Yes, he’s an Obama appointee. June 21, 2012 to be precise. And yes, he was the judge assigned to manage the Clinton email case between Vox & the State Department (which seems to be the slowest case in recent US history). What, I hear you say?
Judge Sets Hearing Date in Clinton E-mail Case
The federal judge overseeing the main Hillary Clinton e-mail lawsuit has scheduled a status conference for next week.
And I don’t have the time to go though all his cases on the DC circuit, but you can here if you would like to (by year):
Before his appointment, Contreras had been chief of the civil division in the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington since 2006. Before that, he had been Assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, between 1994-2003. And who do you think hired Judge Contreras to the Assistant Attorney position, way back in 1994? Why, none other than Bill Clinton’s chief legal consiglieri and Obama’s Attorney General when Contreras was appointed as a judge in 2012…drum roll….
Eric J Holder
Now, ain’t that a thing. Must all be a coincidence, of course. Yep. That’s it. Just a weird coincidence.
Some more information here:
At Swearing In, District Judge Rudolph Contreras Speaks to ‘The American Dream’
Friends and former colleagues of U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras described the former prosecutor as a quiet man, but at yesterday’s swearing in ceremony at the U.S. District Court for the Distr…
Judge Contreras also sat on the FISA – Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court- the court that made the decision to wiretap Trump campaign officials.
When Judge Contreras pulled out, Flynn’s case was reassigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. We now know that one of Judge Sullivan’s first actions on the case was to file an order directing Mueller to provide Flynn with any evidence in the special counsel’s possession that is favorable to Flynn, whether on the issue of guilt or of sentencing. Significantly, the order stresses that if Mueller has such evidence but believes it is not “material” and therefore that Flynn is not entitled to disclosure of it, Mueller must show the evidence to the court so that Judge Sullivan may decide whether to mandate its disclosure.
Judge Emmet Sullivan has a history of insisting prosecutors turn over any material relevant to the accused’s defense, known as the Brady rule. DOJ has a history of withholding this information. Getting Judge Sullivan on his case is the best thing that ever happened to Flynn. for a full exposure of how frequently DOJ prosecutors withhold Brady material. 
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