Roger Stone makes second request for new trial amid sentencing controversy

Former Trump adviser Roger Stone made another request for a new trial on Friday, following revelations about the possible political bias of one of the jurors in his first case.

Stone was originally charged with seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress. He was convicted on all counts in November, and then released on his own recognizance until his sentencing, which is currently slated for Thursday.

Former Memphis City Schools Board President Tomeka Hart said Wednesday she was the foreperson on the jury that convicted Stone. She also revealed a history of Democratic activism and a bias against President Trump, after a series of left-wing social media posts came to light.

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

Stone had already filed for a new trial on Wednesday, but the initial request was denied by Judge Amy Berman Jackson.


Jackson had not acted on Stone’s second request as of

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