In case you haven’t heard, Special Counsel Robert Mueller handed down charges on Monday as part of his “Russia Investigation,” indicting both Paul Manafort and his business associate, Rick Gates, on a total of 12-counts.
As it has been reported, even though the charges stem from the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, the 31-pages of the 12-count indictment are empty in that regard, as they neither mention President Donald Trump nor include any findings of collusion in his political campaign or 2016 election.
However, interestingly enough, after the preliminary handled by Judge Deborah A. Robinson has concluded, the case will be handed over to U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, an Obama appointee from 2011.
Why is this interesting, you might ask? Well, according to Fox News, Robinson has quite a political allegiance to the left.
Earlier this year, Jackson — a Harvard Law School graduate — dismissed a lawsuit brought against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by relatives of victims of the 2012 Benghazi attack.
Jackson ruled that Clinton neither enabled the attack by communicating through her private email server, nor did she defame the victims families in the aftermath, the Washington Times reported.
“Her actions – communicating with other State Department personnel and advisers about the official business of the department – fall squarely within the scope of her duty to run the Department and conduct the foreign affairs of the nation as Secretary of State,” Jackson wrote in a ruling.
Jackson also contributed $1,000 to Clinton’s 1992 Democratic presidential campaign and while previously working at a law firm, represented former Democratic congressman William J. Jefferson in a corruption trial, the Washington Post reported.
The former Louisiana congressman was sentenced in 2009 to 13 years in prison on bribery charges after being caught hiding $90,000 in cash in his freezer. As of early October, he was ordered to be released pending a new sentencing hearing, The Associated Press reported.
Last week, Jackson upheld a bid from the Trump administration to withhold two emails from Clinton’s private account that it says contain classified info about the Benghazi attack, according to Politico.
Yeah…so needless to say, this is definitely something to keep an eye on, folks. Hopefully, all will be handled fairly and professionally, and there will be no bias in this. But I’m not holding my breath.