Your "sources" suck.
The Juror In Question Revealed Relevant InformationAnd this is where we are today courtesy of Trump/Barr and the right wing fever swamp sowing disinformation and lies to tarnish the proper functioning of our justice system; all in the service of an unindicted co-conspirator President and his felonious friends.
"The only way it could be a problem post-trial would be if they asked a question and the jury foreperson provided an inaccurate, incomplete, or incorrect answer," said Mark W. Bennett, a former Iowa federal judge.
No evidence has been publicly brought forth to suggest that that was the case with respect to the juror that Trump referenced.
In fact, the Washington Post reported on Thursday that the juror disclosed her political affiliation and past involvement with Democratic political campaigns during the selection process, as required.
Gertner, another former federal judge, examined the questionnaires used in the Stone trial.
The question now is less Stone's fate and more what affect a week of pressure on both the prosecutorial and judicial branches of government will have on the criminal justice system.
"As a longtime federal prosecutor, I'm shocked and really disappointed in the White House being involved in any specific criminal case," said Heaphy, the former U.S. attorney.
"This is going to chill people from wanting to serve on juries," he added. "It's going to chill the exercise of the law by line federal prosecutors."
Gertner, the former federal judge, added that it ran the risk of turning prosecutors "from professionals into political lackeys."
"It's making everyone from one end of the country to the other who are working for the DOJ decide if they can continue in their jobs as independent professionals," she added.
"It's critical that she disclosed," Gertner said, emphasizing that there could only be any further issue if what the foreperson initially said was somehow incomplete. [This is something the judge, the prosecutors, and the defense would already know for certainty.]
Stone Got A Fair Shot At Examining Them
Trump and his allies' claim that the foreperson suffered from bias also mistakes a key pillar of the jury system: it accepts that people enter the process with independent backgrounds and political views.
The process, rather, is designed to remove those who cannot fairly judge evidence and make decisions on the law before them.
In the Stone case, his defense attorneys reportedly interviewed several of the jurors during selection, and submitted interrogatories for the jury questionnaire.
"They should have had ample opportunity to ferret out any bias and remove a juror," said Bennett.
His attorneys could have appealed any ruling made by the judge at that stage of the case, but there's no evidence that they did so. Once the jury pool was finalized, that was Stone's last opportunity to contest issues like the composition of those set to judge him.