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Politics Roger Stone asks for new trial in sealed motion, one day after Trump accused jury forewoman of bias

00:45  15 february  2020
00:45  15 february  2020 Source:   washingtonpost.com

Trump suggests Roger Stone’s jury forewoman had ‘significant bias’

  Trump suggests Roger Stone’s jury forewoman had ‘significant bias’ A tweet by the president was his latest intervention ahead of his longtime friend’s sentencing in federal court next week.

Former Trump adviser Roger Stone has requested a new trial . Defense attorneys for Roger Stone demanded a new trial Friday, one day after President Trump suggested that the forewoman in his friend’s “Now it looks like the fore person in the jury , in the Roger Stone case, had significant bias

President Trump on Thursday suggested that the forewoman of the federal jury that heard the Trump grew to loathe Sessions over his recusal from the investigation into whether his campaign Stone ’s defense has asked for a sentence of probation, citing his age, 67, and lack of criminal history.

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.

Roger Stone et al. posing for the camera: Roger Stone, center, in Washington on Feb. 21, 2019.© Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post Roger Stone, center, in Washington on Feb. 21, 2019.

The basis for the request and supporting records were filed under seal Friday, the filing's existence was disclosed in a court order by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson that gave U.S. prosecutors until Tuesday to respond.

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Roger Stone judge to discuss case in court amid sentencing chaos

  Roger Stone judge to discuss case in court amid sentencing chaos Judge Amy Berman Jackson will hear Tuesday from Roger Stone's defense team and the Justice Department after a tumultuous week.Judge Amy Berman Jackson will hear Tuesday from Roger Stone's defense team and the Justice Department after a tumultuous week that saw President Donald Trump suggest she is biased and several prosecutors quit his case after Justice Department leadership rescinded their initial recommended sentence of up to nine years in prison.

President Trump on Thursday suggested that the forewoman of the federal jury that heard the case against his friend Roger Stone had “significant Now it looks like the fore person in the jury , in the Roger Stone case, had significant bias . Add that to everything else, and this is not looking good for

Lawyers for President Donald Trump 's friend Roger Stone are eyeing anti- Trump and other social media posts by the woman who says she served as the forewoman of for Stone 's jury . Stone , a longtime Republican operative, was convicted of lying to Congress aboult his contacts with WikiLeaks

“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.

spencer.hsu@washpost.com


Judge won’t bow out of Roger Stone case .
Amy Berman Jackson accuses the defense of abusing the court’s docket with claims of bias.U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson's sharply worded order also dressed down Stone's defense team for using the court's docket to air what she said were meritless claims that she is biased against him.

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