It was recently reported that former President Donald Trump wants the judge assigned to his lawsuit against Hillary Clinton to be removed from hearing the case.
His reason for wanting to disqualify U.S. District Court Judge Donald Middlebrooks is that the judge was first nominated by former President Bill Clinton in 1997, when Hillary was first lady, The Washington Examiner reported.
The attorneys for the former president argued in a filing that “there exists a reasonable basis that Judge Middlebrooks’ impartiality will be questioned.”
In addition, the motion cites Section 455 of the U.S. Code, which states, “Any justice, judge, or magistrate judge of the United States shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.”
Trump’s filing does not make any mention of Middlebrooks’s decision in 2016 to toss a civil racketeering lawsuit against Clinton which alleged that the former secretary of state used her private email account and changed U.S. foreign policy to seek speaking fees and donations to the Clinton Foundation.
Trump filed his lawsuit late last month, alleging a conspiracy to create a “false narrative” tying his 2016 campaign to Russia.
The 45th President of the United States held a “Save America” rally in Commerce, Georgia last month where he decried the judge he got in the case.
“We filed this great case, we’ve got a judge that was appointed by Bill and Hillary Clinton. How do you think that’s going to go? This s**t can only happen to me,” he said of the lawsuit.
He also dropped an F bomb when talking about climate czar John Kerry, the former secretary of state.
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“Yet you have people like John Kerry worrying about the climate… ‘The ocean will rise one-hundredth of one percent over the next 300 f***ing years!” he said.
The former president also took aim at transgender women competing in women’s sports and said it was unfair.
And he spoke about how NBC anchor Chuck Todd of “Meet The Press” mentioned that Russian President Vladimir Putin never invaded Ukraine when Trump was president.
“Even “Sleepy son of a b****” Chuck Todd of “Meet The Fake Press” acknowledged that Russia did not invade another nation while Trump was in the White House,” he said.