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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:34 PM

Somebody please explain: Judge Contreras recused from Flynn case despite taking the plea last week

Judge Contreras recused from Flynn case despite taking the plea last week. Reason undisclosed at this point. Reassigned to Judge Sullivan.

Judge recuses in Michael Flynn case

The former Trump national security adviser will be sentenced by Clinton appointee Emmet Sullivan.


12/07/2017 05:37 PM EST

President Donald Trumpís former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, will face a different judge to be sentenced than the one who took Flynnís 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.

More: https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/07/michael-flynn-judge-sentencing-287001

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