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  • REVEALED: Peter Strzok Had Personal Relationship With Recused Judge In Michael Flynn Case

    03/17/2018 5:46:11 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 90 replies ^ | March 16, 2018 | Mollie Hemingway
    This story is breaking on The Federalist. Text messages obtained by The Federalist show that Peter Strzok and Lisa Page conspired to collude with Judge Rudolph Contreras, a FISA judge who presided over Michael Flynn's guilty plea and was later removed from the case. MARCH 16, 2018 By Mollie Hemingway Newly discovered text messages obtained by The Federalist reveal two key federal law enforcement officials conspired to meet with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) judge who presided over the federal case against Michael Flynn. The judge, Rudolph Contreras, was recused from handling the case just days after accepting the...
  • The Great Flynn Case Mystery

    02/13/2018 11:33:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    American ^ | Clarice Feldman
    I have been wondering why, shortly after Judge Rudolph Contreras was (without explanation) recused from hearing the Michael Flynn case and Judge Emmet G. Sullivan took over, Special Counsel Robert Mueller agreed to postpone the sentencing until May, after the inspector general's report is due. I have no assurances that my suppositions are correct, but I'm beginning to think that at the next hearing of this case, Judge Sullivan will hear Mueller dismiss the case. Here's how I come to that. The only reason I can imagine why Judge Contreras was recused – note: did not recuse himself – is...
  • Trump Attorney Goes Off on Deep State Over FISA Memo in Epic Rant (VIDEO)

    02/02/2018 4:57:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/1/18 | Cristina Laila
    On Thursday, an attorney for Trump, Jay Sekulow went off on the Deep State over the FISA memo which is set to be released Friday.Sekulow even named FBI scalps collected so far as the swamp drains itself.Jay Sekulow posted a one minute video to his social media that is sure to get you hyped up.Sekulow captioned the video: “A bombshell memo that reportedly details unthinkable abuses by the #DeepState bureaucracy is sending shockwaves through Capitol Hill. The American people deserve to see it.”Jay Sekulow went down a timeline of events which ultimately led us to where we are today on...
  • Did Justice Department FISA Fraud Create U.S. District Court Judge Recusal?…

    01/28/2018 3:03:51 PM PST · by bitt · 30 replies
    On the night of Thursday December 7th, 2017 it was announced that U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras was recused from the case against General Mike Flynn. This recusal came five days after Judge Contreras accepted the initial pleading from Flynn. Almost two months have passed, and there’s no explanation why? (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. (read more) If sufficient judicial conflict existed on December 7th,...
  • Interesting Interview With Joe DiGenova Links DOJ-NSD John Carlin With FISA Court Judge Contreras…

    01/07/2018 4:35:24 PM PST · by randita · 32 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1/7/18 | SunDance
    The word is getting out. People are slowing beginning to piece together the BIGGER STORY of what fundamentally lies behind the Obama administration’s 2016 use of FISA 702(16)(17) surveillance, and how an the intentional non-oversight of the Department of Justice National Security Division was used in the construct of the unlawful FBI surveillance and spying operation against presidential candidate Donald Trump. During a radio interview on WMAL legal analyst and former U.S. Attorney General for Washington DC, Joe DiGenova, specifically highlights the DOJ National Security Division head John P Carlin and his role in the 2016 FISA warrant. Other than...
  • A Transparent Lack of Media Curiosity – Why Was Judge Rudolph Contreras Recused From Flynn Case?…

    12/12/2017 10:13:13 PM PST · by bitt · 5 replies
    Last Thursday it was announced that U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras was mysteriously recused from the Special Counsel case against General Mike Flynn, five days after Judge Contreras accepting the initial pleading. No explanation as to ‘why’? (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. (read more) One might think the media apparatus, or pundit proletariat writ large, might be curious about why a U.S. District Court Judge...
  • (Vanity) Flynn Judge Likely Also Signed FISA Warrant

    12/07/2017 7:05:06 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 35 replies
    The Judge recused himself tonight from Flynn's sentencing hearing. Why? His Bio: Judge Rudolph “Rudy” Contreras was appointed to the District Court in March 2012. Prior to joining the District Court, Judge Contreras served from 2006 to 2012 as the Chief of the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office of the District of Columbia. In that capacity, he supervised 39 Assistant United States Attorneys who defend and bring civil cases on behalf of the United States. Judge Contreras was awarded his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in 1984 and his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude,...
  • Judge in Flynn case recuses himself

    12/07/2017 6:05:21 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 92 replies
    The judge who took a guilty plea from President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn last week has recused himself ahead of a sentencing hearing. A court spokeswoman confirmed to Politico and other outlets that the case was reassigned after Judge Rudolph Contreras, an appointee of former President Barack Obama, recused himself. Judge Emmet Sullivan, an appointee of former President Bill Clinton, was randomly selected to take his place in the case. The switch comes after Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians in the month before Trump took office. Flynn's guilty plea...
  • Undocumented immigrant rights activist loses her battle to avoid being deported

    01/24/2017 4:43:25 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 157 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 24, 2017 | Michael E. Miller
    An immigration rights activist whose own undocumented status was exposed by a drunken-driving arrest has lost her six-month legal battle to remain in the country. Wendy Uruchi Contreras, a Virginia organizer for the immigrant rights group CASA, is scheduled to be deported to Spain this week after last-ditch appeals were denied by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, according to her husband, Giovani Jimenez. “We are devastated,” said Jimenez, who lives in Fredericksburg, Va., with their American-born children, Alex, 13, and Lucia, 7. “My children are crying, but we know there’s nothing more we can do.”
  • Effort Underway to Block State Dept From Delaying Clinton Email Release

    01/25/2016 6:23:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | January 25, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Blaming 'oversight' and the blizzard that hit Washington, D.C., the State Department on Friday sought to delay the release of the last batch of 55,000 emails scheduled for Jan. 29. But the journalist who forced the State Department to release them to begin with is having none of it. Lawyers for Vice News reporter Jason Leopold filed a motion on Monday in an attempt to prevent the Department's request to extend the deadline until Feb. 29, conveniently after the first four state nominating contests.  The Obama administration "has failed to show good cause for the requested extension, that it is necessary or...
  • Glenn Beck: The Letter

    06/16/2009 3:23:25 PM PDT · by radar101 · 81 replies · 4,156+ views
    Glen Beck ^ | June 16, 2009 | not identified
    GLENN: I got a letter from a man in Arizona. He writes an open letter to our nation's leadership: I'm a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue...
  • Port runners sentenced to lengthy prison terms

    04/24/2009 4:36:31 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 378+ views
    ICE.GOV - News Release ^ | April 24, 2009 | n/a
    Note: the following text is a quote: Port runners sentenced to lengthy prison terms LAREDO, Texas - Four people who broke through barriers at the Laredo Port of Entry in October, while trying to smuggle more than 700 kilograms of marijuana, were sentenced Thursday to prison terms ranging from almost 6 years to 16 years in federal prison without parole. U.S. Attorney Tim Johnson announced the sentences; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted the investigation. On Oct. 14, 2008, Jesus Rodriguez-Jasso, 28, drove a large Suburban SUV from Mexico into the United States loaded with 718 kilograms (1,580 lbs.)...
  • `Cold case' investigation leads to arrest in 1972 killing

    02/20/2006 12:42:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 1,646+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Sat, Feb. 18, 2006 | Brandon Bailey
    Frank Spencer Harm told his neighbors he was an ex-cop. He told his mother he was in the witness protection program. But a Santa Clara County sheriff's detective says Harm was a killer on the lam for more than 33 years, until authorities arrested him in Minnesota this week. Harm was jailed Thursday on a warrant charging him with shooting 25-year-old Fred Izzarelli to death after Harm broke into a Monte Sereno bungalow -- apparently in search of drugs -- where Izzarelli was living in 1972. Sheriff's Lt. Pedro Contreras said Harm was ``on the radar right from the beginning,''...
  • Fidel Castro vs. the Chicago White Sox - transcript of Fox Sports conmments?? (SHAMELSS VANITY)

    10/23/2005 11:29:35 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 11 replies · 572+ views
    Chi-TownChief ^ | 10/23/05 | Self
    Did anyone catch Joe Buck's commentary (I think it was him) about how our commie buddy Castro is celebrating the World Series by trying to block it from being broadcast in Cuba (which would seem awfully difficult) and not allowing Contreras' name to be spoken publicly? Is there a transcript of the comments available? Fidel's still a paranoid loon after all these years.
  • Go Sox! The other Sox, that is (This is not really about baseball)

    10/21/2005 8:35:18 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 34 replies · 598+ views
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | October 21, 2005 | Not attributed
    Go Sox! The other Sox, that is THE WORLD SERIES starts tomorrow with the Chicago White Sox facing the Houston Astros. Normally, we would not take sides, as the better-colored Sox are watching from home. But two White Sox players give us reason to cheer for their team. Jose Contreras and Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez are two of the greatest baseball players their home country has ever produced. The country is Cuba, and its tyrannical ruler, Fidel Castro, has labeled Contreras and Hernandez traitors for daring to provide a better life for their families by escaping to the West to...
  • Ludlow accepts nomination (L.A. County Federation of Labor)

    06/08/2005 1:32:52 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 3 replies · 303+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | June 08, 2005 | Rick Orlov
    Councilman would fill Contreras' labor post Calling it a bittersweet moment, Councilman Martin Ludlow accepted the nomination Tuesday to replace his friend and mentor, Miguel Contreras, in the top job of the Los Angeles County labor movement. Meeting behind closed doors, the executive board of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, chose Ludlow, 41, the former political director of the organization and a close ally of Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa, to be its next secretary-treasurer. "This is a time of great transition in Los Angeles; we just elected a new mayor," Ludlow said. "This is a time, I believe,...
  • Laborers, Leaders Mourn 'the Real Miguel Contreras' (4500 Attend Funeral)

    05/13/2005 10:56:50 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 6 replies · 315+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 13, 2005 | Monte Morin and Carla Hall
    Among thousands at the union chief's funeral, many wear the attire of their trades. He 'fought for each worker,' his widow tells the crowd. California's most powerful politicians and some of its least empowered laborers crowded elbow to elbow in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Thursday to bid farewell to Miguel Contreras, the son of migrant farmworkers who grew up to be one of the nation's strongest labor leaders and a dominant force in Los Angeles politics. (snip) The standing room-only crowd, estimated at 4,500, included many of the most prominent politicians and labor leaders in...
  • Kingmaker Contreras' death leaves big void in Democratic politics

    05/10/2005 4:07:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 397+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/10/5 | Dan Walters
    The Democratic Party's dominance of California politics over the last decade can be attributed to a series of interrelated demographic, economic and cultural forces, but one person - someone most Californians didn't even know existed - could be rightfully credited with recognizing and seizing the opportunity those forces provided. Miguel Contreras was probably the state's most influential Democrat when he was felled by a heart attack Friday, having transformed the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor into a powerhouse that moved the county sharply leftward and tipped statewide politics toward Democrats. Ironically, however, the one-time San Joaquin Valley farmworker's death...
  • CA: County labor chief dies - Miguel Contreras, 53, suffers apparent heart attack

    05/07/2005 10:25:37 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 2 replies · 434+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | May 06, 2005 | Rick Orlov
    Miguel Contreras, the Los Angeles labor chief who rose from the ranks of Cesar Chavez's farm labor movement to head one of the most powerful unions in the nation, died Friday of an apparent heart attack, officials said. He was 53. Contreras, as executive secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, took control of the umbrella organization of unions and built it into a potent political force that today includes more than 300 affiliates and 800,000 members and wields enormous influence across Southern California. Details were sketchy about what occurred Friday, but officials said Contreras appeared to...
  • Pinochet security service chief imprisoned

    01/28/2005 12:48:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 249+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/28/05 | Eduardo Gallardo - AP
    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - The chief of the feared security service of former dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet was forcefully arrested at his home Friday and sent to prison with four of his top aides after being convicted in an emblematic human rights case. Retired Gen. Manuel Contreras, who commanded the security service known as DINA, refused a court order to appear before a judge to be served notice of his 12-year sentence and be sent to jail. The judge, Alejandro Solis, issued an arrest warrant and sent police to Contreras' suburban home to arrest him. Police did not disclose details...