On Fox News Thursday, right-wing talk show host Tucker Carlson outed the Twitter account of the lead juror in the trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign strategist Roger Stone, who was convicted on more than half a dozen counts of false statements, witness tampering, and obstruction.
The juror, Tomeka Hart, has become a target of right-wing fury because it has been revealed she was tweeting critical things about the president at around the same time as the Stone trial.
“This is not a neutral person,” said Carlson, putting up her Twitter bio on the screen. “This is not someone capable of judging this trial fairly. This is a partisan who lied about who she was. Roger Stone is facing life in prison because an Obama-appointed judge, Amy Berman Jackson, allowed this woman to run the jury. And that’s all fine with CNN, which has colluded with the Justice Department from day one on this, and which is rooting for Stone to die behind bars.”
Several of Carlson’s claims are wrong — Roger Stone is not facing a life sentence, there is no indication that Hart “lied about who she was,” and while her criticism of Trump could theoretically have been cited by the defense to strike her as a juror, it is not automatically disqualifying.
Umm Tucker Carlson is attacking the foreman of the jury in the Roger Stone case by revealing her Twitter name on his show pic.twitter.com/PM4gPaegBg
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) February 14, 2020
Mayors rush to impose curfews as civil unrest rocks cities from coast-to-coast
Minneapolis was the first to impose curfews designed to prevent protests of police violence after Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a curfew on Friday.
On Saturday other cities followed suit, with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan imposing a curfew set to start only 14 minutes after her announcement.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has issued a curfew for downtown LA.
Protesters give Donald Trump a one-finger salute as Marine One flies over DC protests
President Donald Trump returned to Washington, DC on Saturday as large crowds of protesters fill the city's streets.
Trump had flown to Florida to see the launch of the SpaceX Starship and returned as the sun was going down.
BuzzFeed News reporter Ellie Hall captured a picture of Marine One approaching the White House -- and being welcomed back to town with raised middle fingers.
Trump, in Marine One, just did a flyover of the protest area outside the White House.
Trump announces he has unilaterally decided to let Putin back into the G7 Summit: report
President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he intends to let Russia attend the next Group of Seven summit.
Since 2014, Russia's membership in the organization has been suspending in response to Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea. That changed the name from the G8 Summit to the G7 Summit.
The announcement came from pool reporter Gabby Orr of Politico, who said Trump will also invite South Korea, Australia and India to the next summit, which he is postponing until September.
More via pooler: “‘I don’t feel that as a G7 it properly represents what’s going on in the world. It’s a very outdated group of countries,’ he said. Alyssa Farah said this is bringing together our traditional allies to talk about how to deal with the future of China.”