The judge presiding over the Roger Stone case on Tuesday ripped comments from the president and his allies about the jury's forewoman as dangerous.
The president attacked the forewoman as the hearing about a new trial for his former adviser was underway.
Stone's attorneys focused on an answer in her jury questionnaire, in which she hadn't answered a yes-or-no question about whether she had written"anything for public consumption" about Stone or special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. In a space provided for more information, she wrote:"I can't remember. I may have. I'm honestly not sure."
"It may be that she believed them to be truthful, but she concealed evidence regarding her views that would have been important for the court and the parties to understand her bias," they said.The judge suggested that the posts could have been easily discovered by Stone's team of lawyers and jury consultants during jury selection with a simple Google search. Stone attorney Robert Buschel acknowledged that they hadn't done one.
Both testified that they thought that the forewoman was fair and that she never tried to impose her views or share outside material about the case."It was the foreperson who insisted that that level of attention be paid to that count, even though some of you were already ready to decide?" Jackson asked.
The judge ended the hearing with a promise to issue a decision soon. If, as appears likely, she denies the motion for a new trial, Stone's attorneys will almost certainly appeal and ask that he be allowed to remain free on bail while the case is on appeal.
Daniel Barnes reports for NBC News, based in Washington.
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She’s the one that is f ing dangerous. Trump is just laying the groundwork for pardon. A jury is made up of all different people from all walks of life. A representation of all American people. Or does trump only want jurors that agree with what he wants? Jurors should be off-limits. People doing their civic duty should not have to worry that they'll be attacked in public by powerful people who dislike their decisions. Anyone, at any level, who engages in this sort of behavior should face legal penalties.
The jurist LIED. THATS A FELONY. .... B R A VO !! B R A VO !! SAVE AMERICA’S. DEMOCRACY INTEGRITY .. HONESTY ...THANK YOU.. YOUR HONOR ... Now that’s a judge that answers to no one Power corrupts.
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