Trumped-Up Charges

STEFANIK STEPS UP: GOP Conference Chair Files Ethics Complaint Against D.C. Judge Linked to Trump Case

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.15.23

GOP Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) has filed an ethics complaint against a D.C. judge who has issued decisions in cases related to both former President Trump and the Jan. 6, 2021 riot.

According to Fox News, Stefanik lodged a misconduct complaint against DC District Judge Beryl Howell on Friday over a speech she gave in late November while accepting an award from the Women’s White Collar Defense Association.

From Fox News:

Without using Trump’s name, Howell blamed the violence at the Capitol on “big lies” and warned of “a very surprising and downright troubling moment in this country when the very importance of facts is dismissed, or ignored.”

tefanik called the speech “highly inappropriate,” accusing Howell of claiming that “re-electing President Trump will lead to fascism in America.”

Howell was chief judge of the DC District Court from 2016 until March of this year. On her last day of the job, she turned over communications between Trump and his lawyer to Special Counsel Jack Smith in his investigation of the former president’s handling of classified documents, the Daily Beast reported in March. She also compelled the lawyer to testify before a grand jury.

“As outlined in detail below, Judge Howell’s partisan speech is obviously highly inappropriate election interference by a federal judge that undermines the public’s trust in our courts. Moreover, the public display of the cozy personal relationships between Judge Howell and her partisan friends who appear before her undermines public trust in judicial independence,” she wrote.

More over at Fox News:

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