Barack Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos ruled the subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Capital One must be followed just so happens to be a Democratic donor. In fact, he donated money to two members of the House Financial Committee.
That is a clear conflict of interest and he should have recused himself. He sent campaign donations to Rep Jim Himes and Rep Nydia Velazquez. Ramos claims that Trump is unlikely to prevail in his lawsuit against the House Democrats, but that is not true. The House has no authority to investigate anything that might have happened before he was president.
The House subpoenaed the financial records of Don Jr’s four-year-old daughter. Maybe she was money laundering?
The New York federal judge who ruled on Wednesday that the Trump administration must comply with two subpoenas from the House Financial Services and Intelligence Committees has donated in the past to a slew of big-name Democrats — including two who currently sit on those committees, according to federal election filings.
After an hour of oral arguments, Barack Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos ruled the subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Capital One have “a legitimate legislative purpose,” and that Trump was unlikely to prevail in a lawsuit to quash the requests. Judges have the option to recuse themselves if there is an appearance of bias.
Federal election records show that, when he was a partner at the law firm Day Pitney LLP and before he was appointed to the bench in 2011, Ramos sent $350 to Connecticut Democrat Rep. Jim Himes from 2007 to 2008, as well as $500 to elect New York Rep. Nydia Velazquez in 2010.
Himes sits on both the Intelligence and Financial Services Committees, while Velazquez sits on Financial Services.