Remember, the defense moved to strike this person from the jury; the judge ruled she stayed.
1) Trump suddenly nominates US Attorney Jessie Liu to a top Treasury Dept. job, she accepts; Trump nominates Timothy O’Shea to replace her. She is the one who has been guiding the Stone case.
With me so far?
They expected to get COVER from both the US ATTORNEY overseeing the case and from THE JUDGE presiding over the case in court.
Despite DOJ complaints about the tactic, Liu & Judge Jackson have their backs.
This is when US Attorney Jessie Liu was supposed step in front of them and provide the necessary cover for the prosecutors and the Judge to proceed.
Technically, Liu was still the US Attorney for the District of Columbia. O’Shea wasn’t supposed to REALLY REPLACE HER **until** she had been confirmed to the Treasury job.
3) the DOJ suddenly files a COUNTER to the prosecution teams own absurd filing. This was not supposed to happen. DOJ would have informed Liu first they were doing this, then she’d have warned them.
What did these prosecutors discover BEFORE anybody else did?
a) Trump had just WITHDRAWN Lin’s nomination to that cool new Treasury job and...
b) Attorney General William Barr had just told Liu that O’Shea was replacing her IMMEDIATELY.
So, what happens the very next day?
Stuff that started to come out more than two months ago but DIDN’T get any really attention suddenly bursts to the surface in a way that cannot be ignored.
I’ll say this clearly:
Looking into this issue, several facts emerge.
Stone’s defense team moved to strike this juror from the pool; Judge Jackson refused.
This juror filled out a questionarre about social media/elections.
How much information did she provide the court concerning her run for Congress as a Democrat in 2012?
Corruption or incompetence.
If it turns out the JUDGE knew, this just became a glaring case of official corruption.
What's the alternative?
Judge Amy Berman Jackson needs to be RECUSED from this case.
I look for that to happen soon.
It's a valid question at this point.
“Yes,” she replied.
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“Absolutely not,” Hart answered.
“So nothing that I can recall specifically,” Hart replied. “I do watch sometimes paying attention but sometimes in the background CNN.”