After a brief discussion w/ Stone attorney Rogow about whether Stone has standing on the matter of whether the motion should be argued publicly, ABJ tells Rogow (politely)"to sit down" because “I have a lot to say"— Tierney Sneed (@Tierney_Megan) February 25, 2020
Judge Jackson now brings up the statements Trump has made on Twitter and at a rally about a juror in the case— Tierney Sneed (@Tierney_Megan) February 25, 2020
She brings up Alex Jones broadcasting " incendiary, false" info about jury— Tierney Sneed (@Tierney_Megan) February 25, 2020
Judge reminds the court that any attempt to invade the privacy of a juror is “completely antiethetical to our entire system of justice”— Tierney Sneed (@Tierney_Megan) February 25, 2020
ABJ announces how new trial motion proceedings, which will start shortly. will move forward— Tierney Sneed (@Tierney_Megan) February 25, 2020
-audio feed only for public in overflow room/reporters in media room
-parties ordered not to refer to juror's name, juror number, social media accounts, etc
The "President himself has shown a spotlight" on the juror, Judge Jackson said while explaining why additional measures were being taken to protect the juror who Stone has apparently accused of misconduct in a bid for a new trial https://t.co/ouCFlYoaTP— Tierney Sneed (@Tierney_Megan) February 25, 2020
Judge Jackson walked the intimidation up the ladder from Tucker Carlson to Alex Jones to the Oval Office. This is not only absolutely extraordinary, it is absolutely reprehensible. Since it doesn't involve her, would Sen. Collins say this was intimidation? Would any GOP Senator think there might be a need to hear witnesses to decide if there was enough evidence to find an offense worthy of removal from office? Is this how our Presidents are expected to behave? And how long is it gonna be before Roger Stone refers to the juror's name, number, social media accounts, etc? Alex Jones and Tucker Carlson won't mind doing it again. And Donald Trump just wants a fair system; where "fair" means he gets whatever outcome he wants.
And speak of the devil:
Moments after judge rather directly criticized Trump, he responds with a tweet calling her and juror 'totally biased.' The judge is on the bench as we speak. Interesting times https://t.co/1bL0tqsqw9— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) February 25, 2020
The President is a sociopath; and he encourages sociopaths.