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Tue Nov 5, 2019, 12:53 PM

Truly bizarre start to the Roger Stone trial (would you expect anything different?)

Jury Selection started with someone seizing and screaming (not Stone, but Stone isn't looking too good either)






Minute by minute twitter summary:
Unrolled thread: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1191746669861330945.html

Breaking: Roger Stone trial just recessed when a man, mid 40s screamed and fell into a seizure.
mentions Roger Stone was not in the courtroom, having walked out sweating just minutes before accompanied by his wife.
To clarify, the man a member of the public was convulsing on the floor in the back row and his feet could be heard hitting the bench as the courtroom emptied.

He was standing in line for about an hour before the courtroom opened, wearing a trench court and brimmed hat.
EMT just arrived with a stretcher but at the same time the man exited the courtroom walking down the hall.
He was shaking a little as he walked and is now sitting down in an upright position on the stretcher, medics strapping him in to wheel out.
Rodger Stone is still in the bathroom, after exiting the courtroom sweating over half an hour ago. Overheard his wife asking if he was ok about 15mins ago.
Also, another bizarre update:

Milo Yiannopoulos is here.
So far attorneys have only got through questioning one prospective juror, woman, late 30s.

Her husband works for DOJ Nat Sec division & she was the comm director for OMB under Obama.

Judge Jackson said working for the govt/opinions on Trump are not reasons to be struck.
Out on lunch.

Four prospective jurors questioned, all fed employees, 3 are lawyers.

Roger Stone returned to the courtroom for the questioning. Hes still looking unwell.
These are career govt employees, who worked under multiple administrations.

Still Stone's attorney has been asking about their opinions on Trump and if as a fed emp they would favor DOJ during the trial.
Judge Jackson so far has denied 3 motions to strike for cause (out of 4 potential jurors questioned) saying: "At this point Donald Trump is the chief executive for whom these individuals work."

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Reply Truly bizarre start to the Roger Stone trial (would you expect anything different?) (Original post)
hlthe2b Nov 5 OP
SWBTATTReg Nov 5 #1
Turbineguy Nov 5 #2
okieinpain Nov 5 #3
Baitball Blogger Nov 5 #4
barbtries Nov 5 #5
Nevilledog Nov 5 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 5 #7
Nevilledog Nov 5 #9
barbtries Nov 5 #10
Nevilledog Nov 5 #11
Aristus Nov 5 #8

Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 12:56 PM

1. Sounds like a seizure or such...hope they are okay. A heart condition can cause such an effect...

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 12:57 PM

2. Sounds like a

Roger Stone Operation.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 12:59 PM

3. Agree n/t.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 01:13 PM

4. If they are shameless when they push the limits of the law, why wouldn't you expect them to be

shameless to avoid punishment?

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 01:35 PM

5. the description of the event

sounds like it may have been staged, but how does it benefit Stone?

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Response to barbtries (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 02:09 PM

6. Maybe it's a warning?

How does one react to certain poisons?.

I started out writing that in jest, but fuck if it's not getting harder and harder to keep thinking the worst.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 02:13 PM

7. Roger shouldn't drink any tea if offered.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 02:17 PM

9. Ha!

Maybe there was a little something something in his water and that's why he looked ill and was camped out in the bathroom.

I'd slip him some laxatives if I was sure I'd get away with it......bwahahaha

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 02:27 PM

10. hmmm

i think you meant "not keep thinking the worst" - the really terrible thing is they keep doing worse than anything i ever imagined.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 05:11 PM

11. Yup..... That's what I meant.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 02:16 PM

8. Was it Trump making fun of a journalist?

n/t

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