John Podesta, Clinton Campaign chair, and Judge Richard J. Leon, presiding Judge over the Fusion GPS case, are now known to be good friends, reported gotnews.com.
“As reported by Jon Hall of Free Market Shooter, Leon comes up several times in the leaked Podesta emails,” reports gotnews.com.
Podesta and Leon have a “good friendship” and have actually taught a class together at Georgetown University, ironically called “Congressional Investigations Seminar.”
“According to a March 18, 2016 Washingtonian piece documenting their two decades of friendship, Podesta and Leon have been teaching together since 1997. Podesta describes it as a ‘good friendship,’ and Leon is quoted as saying ‘John is every bit as too thin as I am too heavy. It’s kind of an Abbott and Costello or Laurel and Hardy.”
The friendship between Podesta and Leon creates a questionable conflict of interest in this case since Podesta is linked directly to Fusion GPS:
“Two days ago, The New York Times revealed how Podesta met with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson after the election to continue the research on President-elect Donald Trump,” reports gotnews.com
It’s also known that the Clinton Campaign funded the Russia dossier:
“Despite serving as Chairman of the Clinton campaign, Podesta has denied knowledge of the campaign’s role in funding the dossier,” reports gotnews.com.
Judge Leon comes in after Judge Tanya Chutkan was unexpectedly booted off the case.
The case questions if the House Intelligence Committee can force Fusion GPS to reveal the journalists it has paid to push the Russian dossier to the general public.
This is just another way for the Democrats to ensure that they will not lose this case and will keep their questionable activities out of the public eye.