U.S. District Court Judge says Stone broke gag order
Roger Stone has been banned from using any form of social media including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter after a federal judge ruled that he broke his gag order, limiting what he can say about his case.
Stone is a prolific social media user, and many of his posts have been deemed controversial.
U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that Stone broke a February order she had imposed requiring him not to talk about his case in public.
Jackson read of the posts that violated the gag order.
According to The Washington Examiner:
Jackson chose not to revoke Stone’s $250,000 bail or hold him in contempt for the posts, but reportedly said that Stone seems to be “determined to make himself the subject of the story.”
Stone was arrested at his Florida home on Jan. 25 and charged by special counsel Robert Mueller with lying to Congress, obstructing justice, and witness tampering.
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In February, Stone posted a photo of Jackson next to an image of crosshairs.
He deleted the post and released a statement denying it “was meant to threaten the Judge or disrespect [the] court somehow.”
Last month Stone posted a photo to Instagram of former CIA Director John Brennan saying that he should be hung for treason.
In March, Stone invoked the 5th amendment during the Democrats’ investigation and is refusing to hand over documents requested by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler.
Stone refuses to cooperate with the probe, saying he will not appear on Capitol Hill for an interview to answer questions regarding President Trump, as part of the committee’s expansive “Russian collusion” investigation.
Stone delivered his response to Nadler this week after the chairman sent out a slew of document requests to 81 individuals and entities.