In recent days, Trump has used Twitter to suggest that Jackson is biased and has used social media and public speeches to endorse claims by Stone’s allies that the jury foreperson harbored antipathy to him.
Just one day after Stone’s sentencing last week, his defense filed a motion asking Jackson to recuse herself from a pending motion for new trial that alleges a juror at his weeklong trial last November did not give accurate answers when questioned by the court.
According to the Guardian, Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is overseeing the case of Roger Stone, will hold a closed hearing tomorrow to consider the former Trump associate’s request for a new trial.
No rest for the weary in the Roger Stone case. Judge Berman Jackson announces that tomorrow there will be a hearing on his motion for a new trial. For now, hearing will be under seal, but she’s holding a public hearing before it on whether to unseal the proceedings pic.twitter.com/bPgxCyvMSX
— Tierney Sneed (@Tierney_Megan) February 24, 2020
Stone, who was sentenced to more than three years in prison last week for obstructing Congress’ Russia investigation, has claimed his trial was tainted due to anti-Trump juror bias.
But Jackson seems unlikely to issue a favorable ruling on his motion for a new trial, considering she praised the jurors for their service when she announced Stone’s sentence last week.