Last Friday, ABC News dropped a bombshell when they announced that Michael Flynn admitted he lied to the FBI during Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion. It turned out that the ABC News story, reported by Brian Ross, was fake news. Ross reported that Flynn lied about having contact with the Russian Ambassador during Trump’s campaign. The truth, however, is that Flynn had contact with the Russian Ambassador during the Trump transition period, which is considered normal protocol. The problem is, that Flynn lied to the FBI.
Now, a Clinton appointed judge who took Flynn’s guilty plea has suddenly recused himself and Flynn will now face an Obama appointed judge for his sentencing. Hmmm…
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 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.