According to federal law, a judge may not preside over any case where they may have a direct personal bias or financial interest concerning any party to the case being tried.
But a little thing like federal law wasn’t going to stop Obama appointed U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan from ruling that the private investigation firm of Fusion GPS bank records and their list of clients be sealed under a protective order after Congress subpoenaed the financial records. A list that might just include her former boss Mr. Obama.
In fact, Chutkan has a history of not recusing herself when she should. For example, She presided over a Homeland Security case without notifying the court or plaintiff’s attorneys she had a close family relative who works for DHS.
Thankfully, on Thursday, in a highly unusual move, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia re-assigned the Fusion GPS bank record case to a new federal judge, removing Chutkan from making any additional decisions on the case.
The Fusion GPS case has now been re-assigned to Richard J. Leon, a Senior District Judge for the District of Columbia.
Unfortunately, Chutkan still presides over the Imran Awan and Hina Alvi bank fraud case in D.C. For how long is yet to be determined.
Federal law enforcement sources said they have fading confidence that Chutkan will remain impartial on the Awan case.
The judge has already come under fire for tilting the case in Awan’s favor, granting motions by his legal team to give the accused fraudster more leeway and travel freedom with his pretrial intervention program, while stifling third-party motions to offer evidence in the case.
A Justice Department source said the case has already been tainted by Chutkan’s conflicts with Obama, who could be implicated in the Awan case if were ever expanded by FBI. The source said there are plea talks that indicate no one will see significant jail time.
True Pundit reports:
PAYBACK: Crony Obama Judge Gets Booted from Fusion GPS Case After True Pundit Exposed Blatant Conflicts of Interest
For several weeks True Pundit has hammered U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan including her blatant conflicts of interest in the Fusion GPS case.
On Thursday the United States District Court for the District of Columbia re-assigned the Fusion GPS bank record case to a new federal judge, removing Chutkan from making any additional decisions on the case. This is highly unusual move but in this case quite necessary.
Chutkan was presiding over a case that could implicate Barack Obama. She donated campaign cash to Obama. After his election, he appointed both her and her husband as judges. Other Chutkan family members also contributed to Obama’s political coffers.
The mere fact that Fusion GPS’ bank records could implicate Hillary Clinton and her former boss Obama is reason enough to believe Chutkan would opt on the side of The Swamp, in an effort to further protect Obama and his cartel which at this point may or may not include the federal judge who should have recused herself from the case.
Just days ago the Obama crony helped Fusion GPS seal their financial records to keep its clients secret, after Congress subpoenaed the financial records.
Chutkan has a history of not recusing herself from cases with a direct and personal conflict so why would she stop now. She presided over a Homeland Security case without notifying the court or plaintiff’s attorneys she had a close family relative who works for DHS.
Judges may not preside over cases in which they have a direct personal bias or financial interest concerning a party to the case, according to federal law.
But Chutkan is the D.C. District Court’s poster girl for conflicts.
No one else in the media seemed to care very much about that fact, which is telling in itself.
One of the True Pundit stories — published Oct. 29th entitled CRONY: Obama-Appointed Judge Seals Fusion GPS Bank Records; Ruling Insulates Obama, Clinton, FBI — went viral.
So True Pundit is taking partial credit here for the unorthodox and court-mandated recusal. Simply because this story was ignored by the media.
The Fusion GPS case has been re-assigned to Richard J. Leon, a Senior District Judge for the District of Columbia. Leon was not appointed by Obama.
Chutkan is presiding also over the Imran Awan and Hina Alvi bank fraud case in D.C. Chutkan made headlines when it was reported she was appointed to the federal bench by Obama after she kicked thousands in campaign donations to his presidential campaign.
Obama also appointed Chutkan’s husband, Peter Krauthamer, a judge to the bench in the District of Columbia Superior Court in 2011.
Chutkan was born in Jamaica. She lived in Jamaica, the Bahamas, France and Spain before coming to the United States, federal law enforcement sources said.
Chutkan’s former law firm, where she worked until her appointment to the federal bench in 2014, currently represents Huma Abedin, the wife of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner. The firm also is stacked with Democratic lawyers who worked for Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, and Barack Obama’s White House, just to name a few D.C. insiders.