Judge Orders New Hearing With Roger Stone After Instagram Post


Stone is accused of obstruction and lying to Congress about his efforts to coordinate with WikiLeaks to aid Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

Earlier Monday, Stone posted a photo of U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson with what appeared to be crosshairs near her head.

Judge Jackson's gag order on Stone and his attorneys now prohibits discussion of his case outside the courthouse itself, but she could very well alter it to bar him from saying anything about it at all, at any place, at any time. Stone added an appeal for donations.

He also posted on Instagram: "A photo of Judge Jackson posted on my Instagram has been misinterpreted".

"I had no intention of disrespecting the court and humbly apologise to the court for the transgression". "Any inference that this was meant to somehow threaten the Judge or disrespect the court is categorically false".

If Roger Stone was trying to get Judge Amy Berman Jackson's attention, it worked.

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Twitter user Dan Murphy claimed to have found the original image that Stone posted, and that it came from a website which he indicated contains conspiracy theories and anti-Semitic language. In that post, which also sought donations, Stone said Mueller's tactics were "straight out of the gestapo's playbook".

"Mr Stone recognizes the impropriety and had it removed", the lawyers wrote. His attorneys and others involved in his criminal proceeding face a broader mandate: they cannot comment on the case in a way that could bias a jury, leaving them virtually unable to argue on Stone's behalf outside of the court filings and hearings.

Stone has used the possibility of a gag order as a cudgel to attack the special counsel's office.

"A photo of Judge Jackson posted on my Instagram has been misinterpreted". She underlined the sentence for emphasis.

In past messages to The Post, Stone has struck a more conciliatory note, writing on the day of the partial gag order, "I am pleased that the judge's order leaves my first amendment right to defend myself in public intact".