Social media posts from the lead juror in the Roger Stone trial, who is “standing up” for the four prosecutors who withdrew from the case this week, reveal she was a perpetuator of the grand Russian collusion conspiracy theory in addition to showing an obvious bias against Stone.
In March of 2019, Tomeka Hart tweeted about the Mueller indictments which, at the time, included Stone.
“Ignoring the numerous indictments, guilty pleas, and convictions of people in 45’s inner-circle, some Republicans are asserting that the Mueller investigation was a waste of time because he hasn’t found evidence,” Hart wrote on Twitter sharing from a now-deleted Facebook post.
Ignoring the numerous indictments, guilty pleas, and convictions of people in 45’s inner-circle, some Republicans are asserting that the Mueller investigation was a waste of time because he hasn’t found evidence of… https://t.co/HxDodwFxFF
— Tomeka Hart (@hartformemphis) March 24, 2019
Two months earlier, she even tweeted about Stone’s arrest and posted an article laying out Stone’s indictment.
The article she links to, here’s The Wayback Machine screenshot of it from the day she tweeted it out. It had all the info about Roger Stones indictment in it: https://t.co/RRPyygMZSo pic.twitter.com/RuPrY5rlGr
— Shem Horne (@Shem_Infinite) February 13, 2020
In August last year, Hart also tweeted that anybody who supported President Donald Trump was racist.
“Then stop being racists. Co-signing and defending a racist and his racist rhetoric makes you racist. Point blank,” Hart wrote on Twitter while linking to a piece in the Atlantic of Trump supporters complaining about the label constantly being lodged against them.
Then stop being racists. Co-signing and defending a racist and his racist rhetoric makes you racist. Point blank. https://t.co/nFHYy8Nm7n
— Tomeka Hart (@hartformemphis) August 2, 2019
But believe it or not, it gets worse. While Hart was serving on the jury, she tweeted about the president’s impeachment, sharing a letter to the editor in the New York Times requesting the outlet use more direct language to accuse Trump of committing a crime in his dealings with Ukraine.
“A plea from 33 writers: Please use language that will clarify the issues at hand.
Please stop using the Latin phrase “quid pro quo” regarding the impeachment inquiry. Most people don’t understand what it… https://t.co/AmKW4Zqxu5
— Tomeka Hart (@hartformemphis) November 10, 2019
There are also these tweets from 2017:
“Fox News keeps pushing excuses for Trump Jr.’s collusion with Russia that are just really, really bad.” https://t.co/JUA4TuWb2N
— Tomeka Hart (@hartformemphis) July 14, 2017
TRUMP, PUTIN, AND THE NEW COLD WAR
What lay behind Russia’s interference in the 2016 election—and what lies… https://t.co/cnf7u327vw
— Tomeka Hart (@hartformemphis) March 4, 2017
Hart declared Wednesday that she was going to “stand up” for the prosecutors pushing for a seven to nine-year imprisonment for the 67-year-old first-time offender convicted on obstruction of a congressional investigation and witness tampering. The overly harsh sentence caught officials at the Justice Department by surprise and drew condemnation from Trump who took out his anger on the prosecutors on the case who have now quit.
Hours after Trump declared the sentence “horrible and very unfair,” the Department announced it would seek a shorter imprisonment.