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Tuesday 26 March 2019

Judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant Roger Stone

The judge had already issued an order limiting comments in the case.

Former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump Roger Stone (Jose Luis Magana/AP)
Former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump Roger Stone (Jose Luis Magana/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

A judge has imposed a full gag order on Trump confidant Roger Stone after he posted a photo on Instagram of the judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of a gun.

US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said on Thursday she believes Stone would “pose a danger” to others in the case if she did not institute the order.

Judge Jackson ordered Stone to court to show why she should not modify or revoke his bail or implement a full gag order.

The judge had already issued an order limiting comments in the case.

The 66-year-old Stone said the post was an “egregious mistake” and the symbol was a logo, not crosshairs.

Stone has pleaded not guilty to lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering related to discussions he had during the 2016 election about WikiLeaks.

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