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U.S. District Court judge Haywood Gilliam, who–on Friday–partially blocked the construction of President Trump’s border wall once donated over $20,000 to former President Obama.

The Daily Caller reports:

Federal election records show the Obama-appointed judge gave $6,900 to Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, made up of two $2,300 contributions to Obama for America and one $2,300 contribution to the Obama Victory Fund. Four years later, Gilliam donated $5,000 to Obama for America and $8,500 to the Obama Victory fund, for a total of $13,500. He also added a $4,500 donation to the Democratic National Committee in addition to $3,100 to the Covington and Burling LLP PAC from 2012 to 2014.

Gilliam issued a preliminary injunction on Friday, banning the Pentagon from transferring $1 billion from its counter-drug funding budget to border security. According to Politico, Gilliam’s injunction also “appears to jeopardize another $1.5 billion of the $8.1 billion the administration planned to use for border construction.”

President Trump slammed Gilliam’s decision on Saturday, calling it a “ruling against border security.”

“Another activist Obama appointed judge has just ruled against us on a section of the Southern Wall that is already under construction. This is a ruling against Border Security and in favor of crime, drugs and human trafficking. We are asking for an expedited appeal!,” he tweeted.

For the full report, visit the Daily Caller.

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