Lead juror in Roger Stone case ran for Congress as a Democrat, hates Trump

Late last night the Daily Caller reported on the lead juror in the Roger Stone Case, who came out on Facebook to defend the four prosecutors on the case who quit. It turns out that she not only hates Trump, which is revealed by her tweets, but that she also ran for Congress as a Democrat in 2012:

A former Democratic congressional candidate whose social media accounts are replete with criticism of President Donald Trump came forward Wednesday as the foreperson on the jury that convicted longtime GOP operative Roger Stone at a trial in November 2019.

According to multiple news reports, Tomeka Hart revealed her role on the jury in a Facebook post supporting the four prosecutors who withdrew from the Stone case Tuesday in protest over a revision in a sentencing recommendation for the GOP operative.

“I have kept my silence for months. Initially, it was for my safety. Then, I decided to remain silent out of fear of politicizing the matter,” Hart wrote on Facebook, adding: “But I can’t keep quiet any longer.”

CNN first reported Hart’s post but did not note that she was a Democrat. Commercial Appeal, a news outlet affiliated with USA Today that spoke to Hart, reported details of her professional background. Those details match up with the same person who ran for Congress in 2012. A Politico reporter who covered Stone’s trial identified Hart as a former congressional candidate.

Hart, who did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment, lost to incumbent Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen in the 2012 primary.

Anti-Trump bias on social media…

Hart’s social media accounts show she kept a close eye on developments in the special counsel’s investigation.

Her Twitter feed shows dozens of references to Trump, many of them links to negative stories about the Republican. In a Twitter post on Aug. 19, 2017, Hart quoted a tweet referring to Trump as the “#KlanPresident,” in an apparent reference to the KKK.

She also retweeted a post from CNN analyst Bakari Sellers criticizing Stone defenders who were upset over the circumstances of his arrest on Jan. 25, 2019. More than a dozen FBI agents raided Stone’s home in South Florida.

Not only this, but she appeared to be a Russian collusion truther:



The DC Examiner points out that the questionnaire jurors are required to fill out asks if they’ve ever run for congress of if they’ve publicly commented on the Mueller investigation:

On the questionnaire for jurors, each respondent was asked if they or a close family member had run for office or if they had posted anything “for public consumption” about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. It is not clear whether Hart, who was the forewoman for the trial, misled the attorneys in any way prior to her selection. It was reported during the trial that Hart ran for office as a Democrat.

Stones attorneys new of the bias and had already requested a new trial:

Even before prosecutors made their sentencing recommendation, Stone’s attorneys requested a new trial alleging that the jurors were “biased” against Trump’s longtime associate. His attorneys singled out two jurors, one who worked for the IRS on criminal tax matters and one who “violated the court’s order to avoid media coverage of the case.” The judge denied Stone’s request for a new trial.

From biased attorneys to biased jurors and possibly even a biased judge, it appears Stone was getting the shaft all the way around on this one. Trump tweeted about the juror this morning:

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