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Judge Who Accepted Flynn’s Guilty Plea Recuses Himself

Law360, Washington (December 8, 2017, 5:19 PM EST) -- The judge who accepted former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s guilty plea to a count of lying to the FBI about contacts with Russia’s ambassador before the inauguration of President Donald Trump has recused himself from the case.

Judge Rudolph Contreras will step aside for undisclosed reasons a week after being assigned the case brought against Flynn, who campaigned with Trump and worked on the transition team before his 24-day tenure as national security adviser. Courts typically don’t announce explanations for recusals; a U.S. District Court...
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