Good question posed by Daniel John Sobieski at American Thinker:
As long as we are on the subject of whether there is such an animal as an “Obama judge,” let us consider the judges who sit on the FISA court and issue warrants allowing surveillance of American citizens who are suspected foreign agents, essentially taking the uncontested word of the government.
Their actions on behalf of one political campaign, colluding with a corrupt DOJ and FBI to target a political opponent, are not supposed to happen in a country based on the rule of law as administered by supposedly impartial judges. Empowered to safeguard our national security against foreign actors, they essentially served as an extra-constitutional arm of the Hillary Clinton campaign as it colluded with foreign actors to stage a Deep-State coup against a duly elected president, Donald J. Trump? Aiding and abetting the legacy of Barack Obama seems like something an “Obama judge” would do.
Chief Justice Roberts is the one who gets to appoint judges to the FISA court – every last one of them, judges like Rudolph Contreras, who granted a previously denied Michael Flynn FISA warrant. His appointees are the ones who swallowed whole the contentions of the Obama administration using unverified material put together by a British agent and his Russian sources to aid one political party at the expense of another.
The FISA court and its star chamber judges make for a borderline example of the prophetic warning about trading a little liberty for a little security and winding up with neither. The potential abuse of FISA powers is enormous, and the damage that has been done to our republic and our politics has been staggering.
Sobieski goes on to ask how a court over which Chief Justice Roberts has complete control can be complicit with the Justice Department and the FBI to obtain surveillance warrants on Americans with nothing more than an unverified and salacious document bought and paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign? How could Roberts allow this court that is under his total power and control to become something you’d expect to find in a banana republic?
They issued warrants to spy on American citizens with the slightest bit of relevant and trustworthy evidence anyone had done anything to warrant those warrants. This not ”…an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them.” This is not , “…an independent judiciary…we should all be thankful for.”
The corruption runs deep in the Washington DC swamp and the abuses of his FISA Court makes Chief Justice Roberts attack on Trump for his “Obama judges” comment look like buffoonery on the order of Boss Tweed in 19th Century Tammany Hall.
The FISA court under Roberts is made up of judges he appointed that are just the opposite of his ridiculous description of federal judges doing their level best to uphold equal justice under the law.