Federal judge who blocked president Trump's border wall donated $20K to Obama

Federal judge who blocked president Trump’s border wall donated $20K to Obama

U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam who partially blocked President Trump’s plans to build a border wall along the United States-Mexico border donated almost $30,000 to Obama, other Democrats, and a political action committee.

Gilliam is an Obama appointee who was confirmed in 2014 and donated $6,900 to Barack Obama’s debut campaign for president and $14,500 to his reelection campaign, according to federal election records.

The same records also show Judge Haywood Gilliam contributed $4,500 to the DNC in 2012 and, between 2012 and 2015, sent $3,100 to the Covington Burling LLP PAC, which supports candidates from both parties. His contributions totaled $29,000.

He made the donations prior to serving as a U.S. District judge. Gilliam had said during his confirmation hearing that he “would base my decisions solely on the facts of each case and the applicable precedent, without regard to any political ideology or motivation,” and that “any personal views would not interfere in any way with my ability to neutrally apply the law.”

Gilliam is one of three federal judges who have donated to Democrats in the past and recently ruled against the Trump admin.

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