She is still weighing his request for a new trial after Stone alleged juror misconduct.
“The court’s ardent conclusion of ‘integrity’ indicates an inability to reserve judgment on an issue which has yet been heard,” Stone’s lawyers wrote Friday night.
It’s highly unlikely Jackson will agree to remove herself from the case because of Stone’s request, though his team has made clear they’re trying to build appeals for him.
Stone, a longtime showman, political strategist and friend of President Donald Trump’s, was sentenced Thursday to 40 months in prison.
He was convicted last fall of lying to Congress and threatening a witness regarding his efforts for Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Stone’s sentencing was the culmination of an intense week that provoked Twitter fury from Trump and a reckoning within the Justice Department, leading a prosecutor to declare Thursday: “This prosecution is righteous.” It’s also the near-end of a case that’s had several shocking moments that exposed Trump’s interest in WikiLeaks during the campaign.