I haven’t paid a lot of attention to the Roger Stone case, because as I researched it when it was happening, I found Stone to be pretty much a snake in the grass, and I know there are several Republicans and conservatives that have pretty much said the same thing. So, it was no surprise to me that he got convicted of that ubiquitous “Obstruction of Justice” charge and of course, lying to federal prosecutors and the FBI. Well, it turns out there may have been more to that story than was originally reported.
According to Fox News, and backed up by CNN, a former Memphis City Schools Board President by the name of Tomeka Hart was the foreperson on that jury. And according to what has been found out about her since the trial, she’s a huge Democrat, and has been, shall we politely call her an “activist” for the liberal side of things? And she’s a self-avowed “Never Trumper”.
Now wait a doggone minute here.
Apparently, there were several on the jury that were biased against any Republican administration officials. In fact, there was a former Obama press official that was on that jury. Stone’s defense team moved to strike the person because of their bias, and the judge, Amy Berman Jackson denied the request. So, I guess the question becomes, did this “snake in the grass” get a fair trial? And with all of the hollering that’s going on from the left over the Department of Justice’s decision to reduce the sentencing that they are asking for, I have the question…is there justice being done, or was Stone hung out to dry before the trial even started?
I’m not saying that the guy was innocent. I’m not saying he shouldn’t go to prison. I am however, wondering about the politics that played in to what should have been an fair and unbiased trial. Which brings me to the point of begging the question why the left seems hell bent on jumping all over Attorney General, William Barr’s case on this one for trying to lower a nine year sentence request from Justice. When you take into account that there could be a very real possibility that the jury, and possibly the judge in the case were biased against the defense, how could you whine about the actual sentencing…which Jackson is going to perform herself.
Is this yet another left-wing attempt to slant the system their way? Is it yet another futile attempt to get Donald Trump impeached for a second time? Adam Schiff was very quick to rush to the first microphone he found to declare that Trump was once again, abusing his power by trying to influencing the DOJ. Apparently that doesn’t hold water since the decision to seek a lower sentence for Stone was reached hours before Trump tweeted his thoughts.
And while we’re on the subject of “biased Attorney Generals”, can I bring up a couple of names? What about Janet “Branch Dividian” Reno? Are you telling me she wasn’t biased? How about in more recent times, Eric “Contempt Of Congress” Holder? You’re saying he played it right down the middle? And what about Loretta “Meet you on the tarmac” Lynch? Oh, there wasn’t any bias there, right?
When the left decides to get serious with their own Attorneys General about bias, I will start listening to them about William Barr. Until then,
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!