Roger Stone Demands New Trial Because Of Juror Bias

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Roger Stone’s lawyers are claiming “significant bias” on the part of the jury forewoman and on that basis have moved for a new trial. The alleged bias that is known at this time is that the forewoman has made Facebook posts critical of Donald Trump and so apparently that is being conflated as desire to do a hit job on any and all Trump allies and cronies. Interesting angle. U.S. prosecutors have until Tuesday to respond — assuming there are any available. Washington Post:

Defense attorneys for Roger Stone demanded a new trial Friday, one day after President Trump suggested that the forewoman in his friend’s case had “significant bias.” The legal motion could delay Stone’s Feb. 20 sentencing date on charges of witness tampering and lying to Congress. […]

 “Now it looks like the fore person in the jury, in the Roger Stone case, had significant bias,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday, in a week in which his public comments have set off a crisis of confidence in the Justice Department. “Add that to everything else, and this is not looking good for the ‘Justice’ Department.”

Trump was referring to Tomeka Hart, a former president of the Memphis City Schools Board of Commissioners and unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Congress. Hart has identified herself as the forewoman of the jury in a Facebook post, saying she “can’t keep quiet any longer” in the wake of the Justice Department move to reduce its sentencing recommendation for Stone from the seven-to-nine years recommended by front-line prosecutors.

Apparently the fact that Hart is a Democrat and a politically active enough one to run for Congress is now being used against her to prove bias. This is conjecture on my part, I haven’t read this — yet. But I’ve been interpreting the tweets and tea leaves of Donald Trump long enough to know that he sees everything in simplistic tribal terms. Moreover, there’s an interesting fact to be observed here, and not for the first time: Trump tweets Thursday and Friday a motion for a new trial takes place. Presidential tweet is now the law of the land.

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Rutokin
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Rutokin

He so full of shart. He’s grasping at straws. Let’s see what judge Jackson has to say , the way he’s angered her you never know

DHG
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I have never seen a more pathetic and I mean pathetic group of idiots who think they are Gods gift to mankind. Prison is too kind for them.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

Roger the dodger , was begging to be put
into the Fed prison.
He will get his wish ,( butt ) , he may be viewed as the
(so called ),”CLEAN OLD MAN ”.
So don’t drop your soap Roger , these guys are lurking around the showers waiting , waiting, waiting
, it’s your turn in the barrel. Every day until a new face comes into the block .
Your going to love the recreation they have planned for you .

J.M
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Not everyone is a vile fcked -up demon, Roger!