There’s a “strong case” for a new trial for President Donald Trump’s longtime friend and confidant Roger Stone, given revelations that the jury foreperson at his federal trial had been actively opposed to the president, Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., told Newsmax TV on Friday.
In an interview on “Newsmax Now,” Collins said it’s time “we have a serious look at this.”
“There’s a strong case for it … from what I’ve seen so far,” he declared.
The foreperson in question, Tomeka Hart, donated $100 to Californi Sen. Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign just days before the jury she led found Stone guilty of all seven counts against him. Stone had been charged with witness tampering and lying to Congress, among other things, in connection with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of possible collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Moscow.
She also admitted in a Facebook post that she was coming forward to support the four prosecutors who stepped down after their recommendation that Stone be sentenced to 7-9 years in prison was rejected by the Department of Justice.
According to Collins, Stone’s case was a waste of time and money.
“It’s time time to bring this plane in for a landing,” he said of the