Elder Patriot – Scott Morefield writing for the Daily Caller has reported that the U.S. District Court judge who issued a preliminary injunction on Friday partially blocking a section President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall construction, had ‘donated’ more than $20,000 to Barack Obama’s election efforts prior to his appointment.
Federal election records show that former President Obama appointed Haywood Gilliam to the federal bench after receiving that money.
Gilliam sent $6,900 to Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Four years later, Gilliam sent $5,000 to Obama for America and $8,500 to the Obama Victory fund, for a total of $13,500.
The Epoch Times, was the first to report Gilliam’s political contribution history. According to the ET, the donations began in 2007, a year after Gilliam’s stint as assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of California.
Obama nominated Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and the U.S. Senate confirmed him in December 2014.
Nice to know the going rate for a position on the federal bench under Obama was $20,000. What else was the Obama administration’s selling? Uranium? Missile technology?
Ya gotta admire the way the swamp works. Not only does its members walk away with the money – in this case it’s Obama – but they get the obstructionists they want as well.
Bottom line is that Gilliam, knowing his own campaign spending history, should’ve recused himself when this case came before him.
Gilliam didn’t recuse himself and issued a preliminary injunction on Friday that bans the Pentagon from transferring $1 billion from its counter-drug funding budget to border security.
According to Politico, Gilliam’s injunction also “appears to jeopardize another $1.5 billion of the $8.1 billion the administration planned to use for border construction.”
President Trump who has been battling Obama holdovers since his election, was livid. Nowhere does the Constitution give the courts any jurisdiction over the protection of the homeland.
Another activist Obama appointed judge has just ruled against us on a section of the Southern Wall that is already under construction. This is a ruling against Border Security and in favor of crime, drugs and human trafficking. We are asking for an expedited appeal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2019
It’s time to recognize the fact that he resistance to President Trump has never been about winning these court cases – they’ll lose when it gets to the Supreme Court – but about stalling his agenda until they can remove him from office.