Obama appointed US District Judge Rudolph Contreras blocked oil and gas drilling across almost 500 square miles in Wyoming this week
Judge Rudolph Contreras, an Obama-appointed judge from the District of Columbia, said the oil drilling projects must take global warming junk science into account. This fine fellow probably was never even in Wyoming, yet he’s going to shut down the whole thing.
But just who is this fellow? And where is Chief Justice Roberts in this whole thing? Why did Robert’s appoint all Obama Judges to the FISA court? Is this action by Contreras pay back for getting his fingers caught in the cookie jar with Strzok? Just something to think about.
The Judge’s name sure rang a bell with me.
On Dec. 7, U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras recused himself from overseeing former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s case without providing a reason.
The relationship between Strzok and U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras, who was appointed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, was disclosed in text messages between Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page, and obtained by Fox News.
“Rudy is on the FISC! Did you know that?” Page said in a text to Strzok in July 2016. “Just appointed two months ago.”
“I did,” Strozk said in response. “We talked about it before and after. I need to get together with him.”
The two also discussed how Strzok needed to be careful about what he discussed with Contreras to avoid putting him “into a situation where he’d have to recuse himself.”
Page said she couldn’t “imagine either one of your could talk about anything in detail meaningful enough to warrant recusal.”
”Strzok’s job as a counterintelligence agent meant that he interacted with the FISC on a regular basis and the messages reveal that Strzok and Contreras both made appearances at a recent “graduation party.”
The day after Flynn’s guilty plea, reports emerged detailing Strzok’s text messages with Page, and on Dec. 7 Contreras recused himself from the case without providing a reason.
“That explains why he recused himself,” former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia Joe DiGenova said, according to Fox News. “He knew he was a friend of Strzok’s when the case came to him. He should allow Flynn to withdraw the guilty plea.”
Enter one Judge Rudolph Contreras
He was appointed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) court in 2016.
Current Chief Justice John Roberts has been in his role since 2005 and therefore he has appointed all the judges to the FISA court. Knowing this, it is concerning that Judge Roberts also is responsible for the makeup of the current FISA court.
Every judge but one on the FISA Court as of today was appointed during Obama’s Presidency!
Five of the current eleven judges on the court are scheduled to be on the court for President Trump’s entire first term with six of the judges’ terms expiring before January 2021. Seven of the judges are scheduled into the year 2020.
Robert’s is responsible for the FISA court, as such it has been reported that he oversees the court. One can only ask, where is Roberts in all of this and why has there been nothing done about the abuse? There is more to Roberts than we know?
See my earlier post:
According to ABC News:
More than a thousand applications for electronic surveillance, all signed by the attorney general, are submitted each year, and the vast majority are approved. From 2009 to 2015, for example, more than 10,700 applications for electronic surveillance were submitted, and only one was denied in its entirety, according to annual reports sent to Congress. Another one was denied in part, and 17 were withdrawn by the government.
Finally, another very disturbing fact about the wire tapping request of President Trump is that the FISA Court turned down President Obama’s Administration’s first request to wire tap President Trump that was evidently signed off on by Attorney General Lynch. With only two applications denied out of 10,700 from 2009 through 2015, the fact that the Obama Administration’s application was denied by the FISA Court the first time is very disturbing. The odds of this happening are 0.02%.