Roger Stone makes second request for new trial amid sentencing controversy

Former Trump adviser Roger Stone manufactured an additional ask for for a new demo on Friday, next revelations about the feasible political bias of a single of the jurors in his very first case.

Stone was originally billed with seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and generating fake statements to Congress. He was convicted on all counts in November, and then released on his have recognizance right until his sentencing, which is at this time slated for Thursday.

Previous Memphis City Colleges Board President Tomeka Hart said Wednesday she was the foreperson on the jury that convicted Stone. She also disclosed a record of Democratic activism and a bias against President Trump, following a collection of left-wing social media posts came to gentle.

Hart also exclusively cited the Stone circumstance on social media right before she voted to convict him, retweeting a publish that mocked conservatives for calling Stone’s predawn arrest “extreme.” She also prompt Trump supporters are racist and praised former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, whose Russia investigation led to Stone’s prosecution.

Stone had already submitted for a new trial on Wednesday, but the preliminary ask for was denied by Decide Amy Berman Jackson.


Jackson had not acted on Stone’s next ask for as of late Friday but did order equally sides to file motions by Tuesday.

“It is Purchased that the authorities shall file less than seal its reaction to the motion by February 18, 2020,” the buy browse. “It is Even more Requested that [the] defendant shall file under seal a proposed redacted model of his Motion for New Demo and accompanying reveals by February 18.”

Trump on Tuesday sounded off about Stone’s circumstance on Twitter, precisely citing 4 Justice Division (DOJ) legal professionals who stop the case in protest after it appeared senior leaders at the DOJ would seek a reduced sentence.

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“Who are the four prosecutors (Mueller individuals?) who reduce and ran after remaining uncovered for recommending a absurd 9 calendar year jail sentence to a male that obtained caught up in an investigation that was illegal, the Mueller Scam, and should not ever even have started? 13 Indignant Democrats?” he tweeted.

Fox News’ Invoice Mear and Joshua Nelson contributed to this report