On Feb. 21, 2019, Judge Amy Berman Jackson gave Roger Stone a gag order forbidding him from speaking about his case in public. Stone was brought to court after he posted a picture on Instagram attacking her.
The federal judge said in court she did not find Stone credible, and while he was on the stand, Jackson said he kept changing his story. Stone was given the opportunity to explain his rationale about posting an Instagram picture of her with a crosshair of a gun next to her head.
Stone posted the photo earlier this week and wrote that the judge was biased, insulted the Mueller investigation and asked for donations to help pay his legal bills.
Stone told the court that he apologized for his actions and said the Instagram post was a temporary lapse of his judgment. He also said he has five or six individuals who work for him and they chose the picture.
Stone said he was struggling from stress and he was having financial difficulties. He said:
“I heard political commentators talking about the likelihood that I’ll be raped in prison. It’s been a stressful situation. I’m having a hard time putting food on the table and making rent.”
Stone later deleted the questionable post and said he did not mean to threaten the judge. Stone’s attorney argued their client did not violate the judge’s orders and he would not do it again.
On the morning of his court date, Stone posted on Instagram products he was to raise money for his legal defense.
Written by Barbara Sobel
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