Former President Donald Trump is calling for the Clinton-appointed judge to be recused from his lawsuit against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee, and nearly 50 others for sabotaging his presidency.
Trump discussed the lawsuit during an interview with BlazeTV host Glenn Beck.
The accusations in the 108 page complaint include, but are not limited to, RICO conspiracy, injurious falsehood, conspiracy to commit injurious falsehood, malicious prosecution, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act violations, and theft of trade secrets.
“It was totally corrupt what they did,” Trump said.
The Blaze reports that “the lawsuit will be heard by U.S. District Court Judge Donald Middlebrooks, who was appointed by former President Bill Clinton. In 2015, Middlebrooks threw out a civil racketeering suit filed against Hillary Clinton that claimed she had used her private email server and position as secretary of state to promise changes in U.S. foreign policy in exchange for speaking fees and donations to the Clinton Foundation.”
EXCLUSIVE: Former President Donald Trump tells me he’ll “probably ask for a recusal” to deal with of the “total conflict of interest” that his lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and the DNC is going to a Clinton-appointed judge. pic.twitter.com/gxAW8M383V
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 25, 2022
Trump told Beck that this is a conflict of interest and that Middlebrooks must recuse himself immediately.
“We have a judge that was appointed by Bill Clinton. And who knows Hillary Clinton very well. And we’re suing Hillary Clinton,” Trump said.
“Now, the problem we have, though, is if you have a judge that’s going to throw out the case, and you have to go through appeals. Yep, I think you have a great appeals section. But we’ll see. So we’ll probably ask for a recusal. Maybe a change of venue. But not a change as much as a recusal,” he added.
Trump is seeking $72 million in damages in the lawsuit.