By Andrew Strickler (April 7, 2022, 12:13 PM EDT) — Former President Donald Trump lost the first round in a newly filed lawsuit against Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, when the Florida federal judge assigned to the case stiff-armed his bid for a new judge.
After filing a lengthy complaint two weeks ago accusing Clinton and others of an “unthinkable plot” to ruin his 2016 White House run, Trump’s first move was to ask for the disqualification of U.S. District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks.
Judge Middlebrooks was nominated to the federal bench in 1997 by then-President Bill Clinton. Unsurprisingly, that was the basis of Trump’s argument for recusal.
In an April 4…