Roger Stone To Appeal Sentence, Denial Of New Trial

The Hill reports:

Roger Stone’s lawyers told a court on Thursday that they intend to appeal the right-wing political operative’s 40-month prison sentence and a judge’s decision to deny him a new trial.

Stone was convicted in November following a jury trial on charges of lying to Congress and witness tampering in a case that stemmed from his efforts to serve as a backchannel between President Trump’s 2016 campaign and WikiLeaks.

After the verdict was pronounced, his lawyers alleged that one of the jurors was biased against Stone because of political beliefs she had voiced on social media. They argued that her bias had prejudiced the jury and was grounds for granting Stone a new trial.