2016 ELECTION/CLINTONS/HILLARY CLINTON/LAWSUIT/RUSSIA: “Lawyers for former President Donald Trump are asking a federal judge appointed by President Bill Clinton to step aside from a suit Trump filed last month claiming that Hillary Clinton and her political allies engaged in a racketeering conspiracy to falsely accuse Trump of colluding with Russia to gain support in the 2016 U.S. presidential election…

Trump lawyers Alina Habba and Peter Ticktin contend that Middlebrooks could be seen as biased because Bill Clinton chose him for the federal court bench in 1997.”

-Josh Gerstein, “Trump asks judge to recuse from racketeering suit against Hillary Clinton,” politico.com, April 4, 2022