Obama-appointed federal judge Amy Berman Jackson is upset after Fox’s Tucker Carlson referenced that jury foreperson Tameka Hart, is an anti-Trump zealot.
During a closed hearing on Tuesday – on whether Stone’s request for a new trial is warranted – a disgruntled Jackson suddenly called out the 50-year old political commentator stating, “Any attempts to invade the privacy of the jurors or to harass or intimidate them is completely antithetical to our system of justice.”
Jackson apparently took issue with Carlson commenting on a tweet that Hart had posted on social media in 2017 in which she referenced President Trump as the ‘#KlanPresident,” later arguing, “This is not a neutral person. This is not someone capable of judging this trial fairly.”
Carlson also accused Hart of being deceitful in filling out the jury questionnaire stating that she “lied about who she was.”
The prime-time host also took issue with Jackson for allowing a biased individual like Hart to serve as foreperson, stating, “An Obama appointed judge … allowed this woman to run the jury,” adding, “it should be deeply upsetting to anyone who cares about fairness.”
Tuesday evening Carlson responded directly to Judge Jackson.
Carlson began; “Amy Berman Jackson is the federal judge who oversaw the case, she was appointed by Barack Obama she’s an openly partisan Democrat, she’s made no attempt to hide that, Jackson allowed the foreperson of the jury to lie about her political background which under a normal court-of-law would have disqualified her immediately by Jackson letting her stay and defended her, Jackson herself lied about the case claiming Stone had been prosecuted claiming quote he was covering up for the President”
Adding that Judge Jackson is a “disgrace,” to the legal community, moreover “corrupt” and an “authoritarian’ with” no self-awareness.”