Stone judge calls jurors back to address misconduct claims

Stone judge calls jurors back to address misconduct claimsA federal judge on Tuesday brought in nearly all members of the jury that convicted Trump ally Roger Stone on charges related to the Russia investigation in order to answer questions on allegations of juror misconduct. The surprise revelation by U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson was another highly unusual twist in the Stone saga, which has included a barrage of tweets from President Donald Trump weighing in on the trial, even on Tuesday as the hearing went on, threats by the attorney general to quit and the departure of the entire prosecutor team following Justice Department leadership’s decision to back off its sentencing request. Stone has claimed the jury forewoman was biased and requested a new trial; his first such request was denied.

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