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A federal judge ordered that longtime Republican operative and Trump confidant Roger Stone may not speak publicly about the investigation or case against him.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington said it would be “foolhardy” to wait for Stone to transgress again in the wake of an Instagram post that appeared to show her photo near crosshairs and suggested both she and the special counsel were biased.
The article goes on to state the following:
“I’m not giving you another chance,” she said. “I have serious doubts whether you’ve learned any lesson at all.”
If he violates the order in any way, Jackson said, she would order him to jail.
Stone reported apologized to the judge for the photo of her which he posted on Instagram, saying, “I’m sorry that I abused your trust. I’m heartfully sorry. . .I can only beseech you to give me a second chance.”
“I felt the media was falsely saying that I was posing a danger which was not my intention, and this was not a crosshairs in my opinion,” Stone also stated, adding, “I had no malicious intention.”
“Thank you, but the apology rings quite hollow,” the judge shot back.
The Washington Post also reported:
Stone said he was “having trouble putting the food on the table and making rent” and needed to be able to make money as a commentator. According to Jackson, he had told pre-trial services his consulting income was $47,000 a month. She asked whether anyone was paying him to talk about his own criminal case, and he said no.
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Roger Stone leaves court…. unable to say anything because of the now-strengthened gag order. He didn’t even dare do the Nixon victory salute. pic.twitter.com/DFCj6ZwZ8K
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 21, 2019
Trump confidant Roger Stone fully barred from speaking about his criminal case after posting Instagram photo of federal judge https://t.co/O3DVIRO8b6
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 21, 2019
Roger Stone leaves US District Court. Makes no statement, after judge slapped strict gag order on him, in response to his post of judge in apparent crosshairs of a gun. pic.twitter.com/Gx0AZJoe3D
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 21, 2019
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