Tomeka Hart revealed on Wednesday that she was foreperson on Roger Stone’s jury, Hart unsuccessfully ran for Congress in Tennessee as a Democrat in 2012. Her social media shows a long history of anti-Trump comments calling the President’s supporters racists and tweeted about Stone case before trial
Tomeka Hart came forward as the Stone jury foreperson in a Facebook post on Wednesday, voicing support for prosecutors in the case.
‘I have kept my silence for months. Initially, it was for my safety. Then, I decided to remain silent out of fear of politicizing the matter,’ Hart said in her Facebook post on Wednesday.
‘But I can’t keep quiet any longer. I want to stand up for Aaron Zelinsky, Adam Jed, Michael Marando, and Jonathan Kravis – the prosecutors on the Roger Stone trial,’ Hart wrote, referring to the prosecutors who resigned in protest.
‘It pains me to see the DOJ now interfere with the hard work of the prosecutors. They acted with the utmost intelligence, integrity, and respect for our system of justice. For that, I wanted to speak up for them and ask you to join me in thanking them for their service,’ she said.
Hart confirmed to The Daily Memphian that she wrote the Facebook post, but she declined an interview with the newspaper.
A review of Hart’s social media posts showed that she posted on Twitter mocking Roger Stone’s arrest prior to being seated on the jury, and frequently denounced Trump, including calling the president and his supporters racists.
Hart unsuccessfully ran for Congress as a Democrat in 2012 and is an activist who has participated in anti-Trump rallies and protests.
Hart’s social media history shows a trove of anti-Trump sentiment.
In January 2019, Hart also re-tweeted a post by pundit Bakari Sellers mocking Stone’s arrest and suggesting that racism was the reason conservatives were upset about the use of force in the FBI’s armed pre-dawn raid on his home.
Months later, Hart was impaneled on Roger Stone’s jury. On the day the jury convicted him, as seen above, she posted emojis of hearts and fist pumps.
FWIW, the juror is also a former Democratic congressional candidate in Tennessee https://t.co/G4i9bnSklQ
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) February 13, 2020
Hart (left) is seen with former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile
Meanwhile, it emerged that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson had denied a defense request to strike a potential juror on the case, who was an Obama-era press official with admitted anti-Trump views.
That juror’s husband worked at the same Justice Department division that handled the probe leading to Stone’s prosecution.
Another Stone juror, Seth Cousins, donated to former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke and other progressive causes, federal election records reviewed by Fox News show.
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