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Roger Stone lawyers evaluating Trump posts by jury forewoman

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Roger Stone, former adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, and his wife Nydia Stone arrive at federal court in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019.

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Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s longtime friend and advisor Roger Stone are eyeing anti-Trump and other social media posts by a woman who says she served as the forewoman of the jury in his case.

Stone in November was convicted of lying to Congress and witness tampering.

The posts by the forewoman, Tomeka Hart, which included one referring to Stone’s arrest last year and one made the day he was convicted, came to light Wednesday night and added more fuel to a firestorm of controversy over the upcoming sentencing of the Republican operative.

Trump himself on Thursday morning in a Twitter post called out Hart, a Democrat who once ran for Congress, for what he said appeared to be her “significant bias.”

Trump has repeatedly blasted the prosecution of his former advisor Stone, and has refused to rule out pardoning him.

One of Stone’s lawyers, Grant Smith, in an interview with CNBC, said, “We are reviewing all of the recently posted new information, and we will evaluate and take the appropriate action.”

Smith declined to say whether such action could include a request for a new trial for Stone, who is due to be sentenced Feb. 20.

Joseph Tacopina, a New York criminal defense lawyer who is not connected to the case, told CNBC that getting a judge to grant Stone a new trial based on…



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