Posted by Curt on 13 February, 2020 at 7:58 am. 1 comment.


The jury foreman on the Roger Stone trial came forward on social media Wednesday to defend the four prosecutors who withdrew from the case after the Department of Justice overruled their excessive sentencing recommendation.

A Facebook post written by Tomeka Hart, the senior program officer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was picked up by multiple news outlets. But the reports left out some highly pertinent details about her background—namely that Hart is a hyperpartisan Democratic Party activist who is rabidly anti-Trump and a Russia-collusion truther.

Hart has a law degree from the University of Memphis and ran for Congress as a Democrat in 2012.

The head juror in Roger Stone’s trial is very active on Twitter, and surprisingly enough, didn’t think to scrub all of her eyebrow-raising tweets after she went public.

In January 2019, she retweeted a post about Stone’s arrest:

And she commented last year on the “indictments, guilty pleas, and convictions” of people in President Trump’s “inner circle” after Stone had been indicted.

Right-wing journalist Mike Cernovich first went digging into Hart’s highly partisan background after she came forward with her “concerns.”

A lot of conservatives were wondering Tuesday night how such an incredibly biased, anti-Trump individual got on the jury of this politically charged chase. If she had answered her juror questionnaire honestly, she likely would have been dismissed from jury duty.

CNN was first to report that Hart had come forward to defend the four Justice Department prosecutors who withdrew from the case and resigned on Tuesday. Without mentioning anything about her political past history, CNN helped Hart push her anti-Trump narrative:

Tomeka Hart said she had remained silent about the case for months out of concern for her safety and “politicizing the matter.”

But the events this week led to her to post on her Facebook account that she “can’t keep quiet any longer.” A copy of the posting was shared with CNN. Hart confirmed to CNN that she wrote the post but did not want to discuss it further.

“I want to stand up for Aaron Zelinsky, Adam Jed, Michael Marando, and Jonathan Kravis—the prosecutors on the Roger Stone trial,” she wrote in the Facebook post. “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.”

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