Judge Nicholas Garaufis previously gave traitor lifetime probation
Republicans have had a lot to celebrate with Donald Trump in the White House. Among his numerous accomplishments, the businessman with no legal training, has paid particular attention to the courts. During his first four years, he has made a major impact by appointing three justices — Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — to the U.S. Supreme Court, despite the despicable efforts of democrat senators on the Judiciary Committee to steamroll them. His impact on the federal bench (list) will stand as a testament to his dedication for decades to come.
Contrast senior status (semi-retired) Nicholas G. Garaufis, a Bill Clinton appointee to the U.S. Eastern District of New York and his leftist lunacy. Breitbart News’ Neil Munro reports that Saturday, Garaufis struck down President Trump’s July curtailment on Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, preferring to gift an estimated million of them with amnesty, work permits and Social Security numbers. The judge, looking for any justification to push his radical agenda, claimed he blocked the curbs because they were signed by Trump’s deputy, Chad Wolf, whom Garaufis deemed improperly appointed to the job. Wolf is acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
For an insight into his skewed thinking, in 2017, Garaufis sentenced Bryant Neal Vinas to time served for providing material support for terrorism, giving him three additional months in prison before beginning lifetime probation. Vinas, the son of South American immigrants and a Muslim convert, (also known as Ibrahim, Bashir al-Ameriki and Ben Yameen al-Kanadeeis) confessed his treasonous actions in open court. He was convicted of participating in and supporting al-Qaeda plots in Afghanistan and the United States.
After converting to Islam in 2004, he traveled to Pakistan in 2007 with the intention of meeting and joining a jihadist group to fight U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. An American operative for al-Qaeda, Vinas testified in court that he had hoped to become a martyr while causing mass casualties and a “big economic hit” on the United States.
None of those facts impacted extremist Judge Nicholas Garaufis, who gave him a slap on the wrist for treason.