Former Trump adviser Roger Stone requested a new trial on Friday just one day after the lead juror in his November trial hates President Trump and actively posted anti-Trump material online during the trial.
Lawyers for Roger Stone have filed a sealed Motion for New Trial.
Based on the prior sealed motion, this has to do with controversial juror – and Russia collusion hoaxer/Trump critic – Tomeka Hart. pic.twitter.com/ve78mLMwqN
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) February 14, 2020
Stone’s new lawyers requested the new trial on Friday, just one day after Judge Amy Jackson, an Obama appointee who handled Stone’s case for almost a year and presided over the two-week jury trial, rejected Stone’s claim that he deserves a new trial, according to the Washington Examiner.
As we noted yesterday, jury forewoman Tomeka Hart admitted to being a Stone trial juror in a Facebook post expressing outrage after four prosecutors withdrew from his case on Tuesday in protest of the DOJ revising the longtime Trump adviser’s recommended sentence of up to nine years in prison for a process crime.
Hart – who was a Democratic congressional candidate in Tennessee in 2012, has a Twitter history littered with anti-Trump propaganda and was actively posting on social media during the trial. This, as attorney and journalist @Techno_Fog points out, raises questions over how she responded to the juror questionnaire which asked specific questions regarding social media, the Mueller investigation, and running for public office.
Roger Stone was convicted on November 15, 2019.
Here is the Tweet from one of the jurors who voted to convict Roger Stone, from the same day. pic.twitter.com/p54zkoMDCB
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) February 13, 2020
On that Roger Stone juror –
Of the utmost importance will be her responses to these juror questions on:
(1) Social media and the Mueller investigation
(2) Running for office
If she answered in the negative… things will get interesting.
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) February 13, 2020