February 22, 2019
Former Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone will no longer be permitted to speak publicly about his upcoming federal criminal trial.
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson hauled Stone into court for posting an image on Instagram that depicted her with a rifle crosshair near her head.
In a written order, Jackson forbade Stone from speaking about his case through ‘radio broadcasts; interviews on television, on the radio, with print reporters, or on internet based media; press releases or press conferences; blogs or letters to the editor; and posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media.’
The judge also prohibited him from talking about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s larger Russia investigation, and blocked him from using ‘surrogates, family members, spokespersons, representatives, or volunteers’ to speak publicly on his behalf.
In a packed Washington, D.C. courtroom hours earlier, Jackson delivered a stern lecture to the man who once had the president’s ear and whose political career stretches back to the Richard Nixon administration.
‘I’m not giving you another chance,’ she said after Stone delivered a string of apologies. ‘I have serious doubts about whether you have learned any lesson at all.’
This article was posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:22 am