It didn’t take long for Trump supporters to attack people connected to Monday’s indictments of the president’s cronies.

As Think Progress put it, Fox News launched a “smokescreen campaign” with an anonymous article targeting two judges—including Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson, who’s African American.

Robinson ruled at a preliminary hearing that Paul Manafort and Rick Gates must remain under house arrest after posting bond, as well as surrender their passports to authorities.

READ MORE: Trump’s Cronies Arrested Amid Russia Collusion Probe Indictments That May Lead To Impeachment

Here are three things to know about Robinson:

—Judge Robinson, a graduate of Morgan State University and Emory University School of Law, was sworn in as a U.S. magistrate judge on July 18, 1988. She served as an assistant U.S. attorney for eight years in which she prosecuted criminal cases.

— She has presided over several high-profile cases, including one involving retired NBA player Allen Iverson, The Washington Post reported. The case involved a lawsuit from a nightclub fight in the District of Columbia. Two patrons and two security guards alleged that Iverson and his security team assaulted them over seats in the bar.

— In another high-profile case, Robinson presided over the trial of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, who rose to fame but fell from grace by a drug addiction. Robinson, in one hearing, rejected a request by prosecutors to send Barry to jail for violating his probation in a criminal tax case, NBC News reported.

SOURCE:  Think Progress, Washington Post, NBC News

SEE ALSO:

How Deep Are The Trump Administration’s Ties To Russia?

Russian Facebook Ads Used Black Lives Matter To Sow Political Chaos

comments – Add Yours