Obama Appointee Rudolph Contreras Was Removed from Flynn Criminal Case – But Why?

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Two Months Ago FISA Court Judge and Obama Appointee Rudolph Contreras was removed from General Flynn’s criminal case.  Today it is still unknown why Contreras was removed.

TGP reported on December 8th that U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras recused himself from former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s criminal case. Emmet G. Sullivan will now oversee over the trial.

Judge Contreras was appointed by Barack Obama in in 2012 as United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

Judge Rudolph Contreras was also appointed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) court in 2016.  We asked the question in December whether Judge Contreras was also the FISA Judge who signed off on the application[s] to spy on the Donald Trump campaign — including General Flynn?

Some information came out over the weekend that Judge Contreras was the judge who signed off on the FISA warrants for the Obama Administration in 2016 and 2017, but this is yet to be confirmed.

The other big question related to Contreras was whether he recused himself from the Flynn case or whether he was recused for reasons not yet known.  Hopefully we will soon find out the truth about this matter.

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