Although the presumptive GOP nominee Donald J. Trump, may have made some people uneasy as to his claims about Judge Curiel presiding over the Trump University case, there seems to be a valid case here. As part of his campaign platform, Trump pledged to ‘build a wall’ in an effort to contain the influx of illegal immigrants.
Considering the judge’s connection with pro-illegal immigrant advocacy groups and Clinton contributions, one can make a case that the actions of this judge appear to be politically motivated.
Trump may have a point in suggesting there’s a conflict of interest with the judge in this case. Judge Curiel may not be able to provide Trump with an impartial trial and here’s 4 reasons why:
1. Law Firm Appointed by Judge Curiel made large contributions to The Clintons.
Not only has this been reported by several news outlets such as Law Newz by Dan Abrams, but has also been recently pointed out by Conservative Radio Show Host, Sean Hannity.
Hannity stated on his show, “Remember La Raza? That’s separate from the group that we hear about often, the advocacy group. But the word La Raza means “the race.” So that’s an indication that this guy might have radical views. Then we know that it came to light that the law firm, Robbins-Geller, appointed by the Judge Curiel in this case to represent a plaintiff in the Trump University class action lawsuit. Well that law firm appointed by the judge, well they have a connection to Hillary Clinton in a couple of ways. One, they gave a $2,700 campaign contribution, at least the chairman Darren Robbins did. And it seems that Robbins-Geller paid the Clintons nearly a half a million dollars in less than a year in giving them paid speeches.”
Listen to the full segment here.
2. Judge Curiel is a member of La Raza Lawyers Group, which appear to support pro-illegal immigrant groups.
As reported in the Daily Caller, “The San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association (SDLRLA), the group which Trump University lawsuit Judge Gonzalo Curiel is a member of, considers various pro-illegal immigrant organizations as part of its “community.”
The SDLRLA’s website includes a side-panel on their site titled “Community” which includes links to a variety of groups, including the National Council of La Raza…” Read more here.
3. Obama-Appointed Judge Decided To Release Sealed Documents on Trump University Case to Press Before Election
Considering the judge’s connection with pro-illegal immigrant advocacy groups and Clinton contributions, one can make a case that the actions of this judge appear to be politically motivated. According to the Gateway Pundit, Judge Curiel “decided after Trump’s comments in California that he will unseal 100 pages of sensitive documents that are related to the case to the Washington Post before the November election. Judge Gonzalo Curiel was nominated by Barack Obama to serve on the US district court in Southern District of California…” Read more here.
4. The judge has set Trump University hearing for first day of GOP convention
Politico reported that “As the Republican National Convention kicks off this summer, political mavens will be focused on the maneuvering in Cleveland, but it might be worth keeping an eye on happenings some 2000 miles away in a federal courtroom in San Diego. A federal judge announced this week that on the first day of that convention he plans to convene an important hearing on a class-action lawsuit against Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump and his Trump University real estate seminar program…” Judge Curiel set the date for July 18. Read more here.