Politics U.S. judge presiding over Michael Flynn criminal case is recused: court

03:25  08 december  2017
03:25  08 december  2017 Source:   reuters.com

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(Reuters) - The U . S . District Court for the District of Columbia judge presiding over the criminal case for President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been recused from handling the case , a court spokeswoman said on Thursday.

The U . S . District Court for the District of Columbia judge presiding over the criminal case for President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been recused from handling the case , a court spokeswoman said on Thursday.

a man driving a car: Former U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn arrives for a plea hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington © REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Former U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn arrives for a plea hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia judge presiding over the criminal case for President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been recused from handling the case, a court spokeswoman said on Thursday.

According to a court filing, U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras, who presided over a Dec. 1 hearing where Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia, will no longer handle the case.

Now, Flynn's sentencing will be overseen by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan.

Court spokeswoman Lisa Klem did not say why Contreras was recused, and added that the case was randomly reassigned.

(Reporting by Sarah N. LynchEditing by Sandra Maler)

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