Roger Stone apologizes to judge for Instagram post about her
- Author: Tracy Klein Feb 20, 2019,
Feb 20, 2019, 2:04
Judge Amy Berman Jackson has called for a hearing to determine if Stone violated his gag order or the conditions of his release, which she warned could be modified or revoked. But the order did not constrain Stone from making other public comments about the prosecution or his case.
Earlier Monday, Stone posted a photo of U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson with what appeared to be crosshairs near her head.
He later said he didn't mean to threaten Jackson, and apologized to her in a letter, admitting the picture was "improper".
The ex-Trump campaign adviser was arrested in January and charged with seven counts as part of Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election.
In a statement to The Post Monday night, Stone argued that the post had been "misinterpreted".
"I had no intention of disrespecting the court and humbly apologise to the court for the transgression".
"This was a random photo taken from the internet".
Roger Stone apologizes to court for Instagram...
This article was written by Reis Thebault, Manuel Roig-Franzia and Rachel Weiner, reporters for The Washington Post.
In another post, Stone wrote, "What some say are cross hairs are in fact the logo of the organization that originally posted it something called corruption central". As Politico noted, the order bars all parties involved from speaking about the case near the courthouse in Washington D.C.
The indictment alleges that Stone worked to obstruct the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian Federation interference in the 2016 election by making false statements to the committee, denying he had records sought by the committee and persuading a witness to provide false testimony.