Obama-Appointed Judge Overseeing Fusion GPS Case Is Unexpectedly Removed

One swamp creature down, countless more to go. The Obama-appointed judge overseeing the Fusion GPS case, Tanya Chutkan, has been unexpectedly removed. 

Redstate reports:

Chutkan was troubling because she was an Obama appointee whose law firm represented Huma Abedin and other Democrat insiders. She’s also the judge who ordered DHS to procure an abortion for a pregnant illegal teen.

Now, for reasons we don’t know, Chutkan has been taken off the Fusion GPS case and the case handed to Judge Richard de Leon. This is the PACER notice (Fusion GPS is the d/b/a of Bean LLC, see the last link) :

Why did this happen? One has to assume that Chutkan’s potential conflicts of interest were demonstrated to be real.

As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show former president Barack Obama’s campaign organization, Obama For America (OFA), paid $972,000 to Perkins Coie, the law firm connected to Fusion GPS.

The Federalist reports:

OFA, Obama’s official campaign arm in 2016, paid nearly $800,000 to Perkins Coie in 2016 alone, according to FEC records. The first 2016 payments to Perkins Coie, classified only as “Legal Services,” were made April 25-26, 2016, and totaled $98,047. A second batch of payments, also classified as “Legal Services,” were disbursed to the law firm on September 29, 2016, and totaled exactly $700,000. Payments from OFA to Perkins Coie in 2017 totaled $174,725 through August 22, 2017.

[…]The timing and nature of the payments to Perkins Coie by Obama’s official campaign arm raise significant questions about whether OFA was funding Fusion GPS, how much Obama and his team knew about the contents and provenance of the dossier long before its contents were made public, and whether the president or his government lieutenants knowingly used a partisan political document to justify official government actions targeting the president’s political opponents named in the dossier.

The connection between the Obama camp and Fusion GPS don’t end there.

“The same attorney that sent Clinton/DNC money to Fusion GPS also represented Obama’s campaign,” tweetedThe Federalist co-founder Sean Davis.

The news comes amid reports Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, the firm behind the Russia dossier is going to voluntarily speak to the House Intel Committee in a closed-door meeting next Tuesday per his lawyer.

“Reps. Conaway & Schiff announce an agreement w/Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson to return next Tuesday and answer questions from the House Intel Cmte behind closed doors in the ongoing Russia investigation. Subpoena for Simpson will be withdrawn once he appears,” tweeted Fox News reporter Jason Donner.

“Fusion GPS Co-Founder Glenn Simpson waiting on the sidelines as his lawyer announces a deal for him to return next Tuesday to speak behind closed doors to House Intel Cmte. Lawyer says Simpson will appear voluntarily & tell the truth,” added Donner.

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