On Thursday evening, U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras, was recused 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
At this time, no details have been made public as to why Contreras is recused from the case.
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.
Sullivan is an appointee of President Bill Clinton, while Contreras was appointed by President Barack Obama.
The news come amid questions surrounding the circumstances of Flynn’s interview with the FBI.
This week, The Gateway Pundit asked: Was President Trump’s National Security Advisor tricked into meeting with the FBI without a lawyer?
Hannity and Carter also suggest Flynn may have been tricked into having the interview with Strzok without a lawyer.
According to another source, with direct knowledge of the Jan. 24 interview, McCabe had contacted Flynn by phone directly at the White House. White House officials had spent the “earlier part of the week with the FBI overseeing training and security measures associated with their new roles so it was no surprise to Flynn that McCabe had called,” the source said.
McCabe told Flynn “some agents were heading over (to the White House) but Flynn thought it was part of the routine work the FBI had been doing and said they would be cleared at the gate,” the source said.
“It wasn’t until after they were already in (Flynn’s) office that he realized he was being formerly interviewed. He didn’t have an attorney with him,” they added.