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.
U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras of DC recuses from fmr Trump national security advisor Michael T. Flynn's criminal case, court says. Emmet G. Sullivan, a 1994 Clinton appointee and fmr Reagan and Bush I judicial appointee, takes over by random draw https://t.co/4PWa0CLIPI pic.twitter.com/XubybAtXIc
— Spencer Hsu (@hsu_spencer) December 7, 2017
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.