Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell said during an interview this week that impeachment is on the table concerning President Trump’s efforts, in his words, “to interfere in the criminal case” of his former associate Roger Stone.
Federal prosecutors recommended a prison sentence for Stone this past Monday of between 87 and 108 months (7 to 9 years). Stone stands convicted of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress.
Attorney General Bill Barr revealed prosecutors had lied to him about sentencing recommendation and that he was thus involving himself in the case. Democrats were quick to accuse the President of interfering in the process by tweeting about his displeasure with the DOJ.
The case has been further complicated by this week’s revelation that former Memphis City Schools Board President Tomeka Hart was the foreperson of the jury that convicted Stone. Though she denied having any impressions of Stone before being seated, social media comments made by Hart weeks earlier showed her accusing Trump and Stone of being racists and praising the Mueller investigation which ultimately led to Stone’s prosecution.
Independent journalist Mike Cernovich reported that a slew of Hart’s other Twitter and Facebook posts suggested a “strong political bias.” Some of Hart’s posts were written while Stone’s trial was already in progress.
President Trump has called the way Stone’s prosecution has been handled as “ridiculous” and a demonstrably unfair “insult to our country.”
Watch the video as CNN’s Jake Tapper interviews Congressman Swalwell about how House Democrats are working on a second impeachment for President Trump over this.