...Defense attorneys for Roger Stone demanded a new trial Friday, one day after President Trump suggested that the forewoman in his friend's case had "Significant bias." The legal motion could delay Stone's Feb. 20 sentencing date on charges of witness tampering and lying to Congress.
...Trump was referring to Tomeka Hart, a former president of the Memphis City Schools Board of Commissioners and unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Congress.
...Hart has identified herself as the forewoman of the jury in a Facebook post, saying she "Can't keep quiet any longer" in the wake of the Justice Department move to reduce its sentencing recommendation for Stone from the seven-to-nine years recommended by front-line prosecutors.
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