The judge handling the criminal case that set off a white-hot, national political controversy last week — the prosecution of President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone — has ordered both sides to take part in a telephone hearing Tuesday to discuss the status of the case.
The on-the-record conference call is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday before Judge Amy Berman Jackson, an Obama appointee who also presided over criminal cases Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller brought against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.
This latest development comes after CNN revealed that a juror posted to social media that she wanted to “stand up” for the four prosecutors who withdrew from the case after the Justice Department ignored their controversial sentencing recommendation.
“I want to stand up for Aaron Zelinsky, Adam Jed, Michael Marando, and Jonathan Kravis — the prosecutors on the Roger Stone trial,” Tomeka Hart, the juror said in a Facebook post that was shared with CNN. “It pains me to see the DOJ now interfere with the hard work of the prosecutors. They acted with the utmost intelligence, integrity, and respect for our system of justice.”
Rumors regarding the make-up of the jury that voted to convict Roger Stone floated around, but no reporter would publicly identify any jurors. One juror has revealed herself in a CNN column.— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) February 13, 2020
We found her social media account.
Read it here:https://t.co/vHZoMwBbvM
Jenna Ellis, an attorney for President Trump and senior legal adviser to the campaign, weighed in on Fox News' The Next Revolution Sunday evening, saying, “Our justice system has to be impartial … you can't politicize … you can't look to whether there is an ‘R’ or a ‘D’ after their name.” Watch below.