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

Kushner is senior transition official who ordered Flynn to contact Russia: reports

  Kushner is senior transition official who ordered Flynn to contact Russia: reports President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is the "very senior member" of the president's transition team who told Michael Flynn to contact Russian officials about a United Nations resolution before Trump took office, multiple news outlets reported Friday. Bloomberg News first reported that Kushner was the "senior member" mentioned in court documents filed by special counsel Robert Mueller in the case against Flynn. NBC News and CNN also reported that Kushner was the transition official mentioned in court documents.

WASHINGTON (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.

On Thursday evening, U . S . District Judge Rudolph Contreras, was recused from former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn ’s criminal case . At this time, no details have been made public as to why Contreras is recused from the case .

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)

Former Flynn associate denies allegation of Inauguration Day communication .
An official with ACU Strategic Partners called the account of a congressional witness “patently false and unfounded.”Thomas B. Cochran, senior scientist at ACU Strategic Partners, described the charges by a congressional witness as "patently false and unfounded" in a letter sent Friday to Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (Md.), the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Affairs.

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