UPDATED 4:35 PM PT — Thursday, February 13, 2020
President Trump continues to criticize the Justice Department’s handling of the case against Roger Stone. In a tweet, the president said it looks like the foreperson in the jury has significant bias.
He said this issue, combined with others, is not making things look good for the Department of Justice.
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 the “Justice” Department. @foxandfriends @FoxNews
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 13, 2020
Jury foreperson Tomeka Hart revealed her role in the trial over social media this week.
Memphian Tomeka Hart reveals that she was the foreperson on the Roger Stone trial. (There is always a Memphis connection.) pic.twitter.com/rEa1rSRpqF
— Media Gundam: Exia. (@Mediaverse) February 12, 2020
Reports said she once ran for Congress as a Democrat and has a history of anti-Trump bias. Her Twitter account is rife with negative stories and comments against the president and his party.
She has called Republicans racist, participated in protests against the administration and, in one tweet, shared a quote referring to President Trump as the “Klan president.”
“Quick question for the #KlanPresident and the 64% of Republicans who agree with his remarks and behavior over… https://t.co/HSObN7kZbL
— Tomeka Hart (@hartformemphis) August 19, 2017
Hart recently defended the four prosecutors who withdrew from the Stone case.
“It pains me to see the DOJ now interfere with the hard work of the prosecutors,” she wrote on Facebook. “They acted with the utmost intelligence, integrity and respect for our system of justice.”
President Trump scorned those prosecutors during a briefing at the White House on Wednesday.
“They ought to go back to school and learn because, I’ll tell you what, the way they treated people, nobody should be treated like that,” he said.
The president previously criticized the trial, which he said is being run by “corrupt people.” He also claimed Stone was treated unfairly and questioned why top FBI officials haven’t been charged in relation to the Mueller probe.
“They put a man in jail and destroy his life, his family, his wife, his children? Nine years in jail? It’s a disgrace. In the meantime, Comey walks around making book deals. The people that launched the scam investigation, what they did is a disgrace.” – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States