Extreme conflicts of interest DO exist for judge presiding over pending litigation in California.
Left-wing pundits received brand new material to criticize, and some Republicans are recoiling in horror, but Donald Trump’s suggestion that Judge Gonzalo Curiel should be removed from the Trump University case because of his Mexican heritage aren’t so unreasonable after all, some experts say.
On the Sean Hannity show Monday, Monica Crowley said, “If you do a review of this judge and his associations, Donald Trump has every reason in the world to be concerned.”
Tuesday Hannity shared a list of some important facts and associations that should be considered about the judge:
1.HE’S A MEMBER OF THE LA RAZA LAWYERS ASSOICATION
The Judge belongs to the “San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association – a Latino activist group that supports pro-illegal immigration organizations. The organization’s website states its purpose is “to promote the interests of the Latino communities throughout the state.” The website also includes a link to the national organization, “National Council of La Raza” which has openly sought to establish California as Mexican territory.
Other groups listed as part of the “community” on the SDLRLA website are pro-illegal immigrant organizations, including Reality Changers, Border Angels and San Diego Dream Team.
2. HE WAS APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA
Judge Curiel was personally nominated to the bench by President Obama in November 2011.
3. HE IS A DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTOR
Curiel has given financial donations to Democrats, including House Democratic Conference Chairman and California Rep Xavier Becerra.
4. BOTH FIRMS THAT CURIEL SELECTED TO PRESENT THE CASE AGAINST TRUMP UNIVERISTY ARE CLINTON & OBAMA SUPPORTERS
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP – Senior partner Darren Robbins contributed $2,700 to Hillary Clinton’s campaign on May 12, 2015.
Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck LLP – The senior partner is a multiple contributor to Barack Obama, and also donated to MoveOn.org in 2004 – a group responsible for organizing protests at Donald Trump’s campaign rallies. In 2004 MoveOn was running an ad comparing President Bush to Hitler.