Roger Stone Deletes Photo of Judge Amy Berman Jackson, Apologizes

Roger Stone Deletes Photo of Judge Amy Berman Jackson, Apologizes

Roger Stone Deletes Photo of Judge Amy Berman Jackson, Apologizes

Wrote Stone on Instagram after deleting the crosshairs post: "A photo of Judge Jackson posted on my Instagram has been misinterpreted".

Apparently realizing that ticking off the judge overseeing your federal criminal case might not be the wisest strategy, Stone then deleted the second post as well.

Stone later said that the picture had been "misinterpreted" and that any suggestion he meant to threaten Jackson was "categorically false".

Stone, who was arrested last month after special counsel Robert Mueller charged him with lying, obstruction, and witness tampering related to his alleged facilitation of the Trump campaign's use of stolen Democratic emails that were posted to WikiLeaks in 2016, would not be the first member of Trump's inner circle who faced revocation of bail for pretrial misbehavior behavior. He has denied guilt. In the post, Stone said the judge would be presiding over a "show trial".

Stone was arrested last month as part of the Russian Federation investigation on charges of lying to investigators and witness tampering. "Because it was open to misinterpretation I have ordered it taken down". "[It] is a random photo selected from the Internet and was posted at my direction. I think he issued a statement saying this is something that has been misinterpreted, that those were not cross hairs and that he was not in any way meant to threaten the judge".

He claimed that what appeared to be crosshairs was the logo of an organization, Corruption Central, that originally posted the photo. But the order did not constrain Stone from making other public comments about the prosecution or his case.

Stone, who was indicted on seven charges by US special counsel Robert Mueller earlier this month, also mocked his criminal case as a "show trial" and attacked special counsel Robert Mueller for ensuring his case was before an Obama appointee.

However, in a Monday court filing, Stone's lawyers formally apologized for the post.

Stone has used the possibility of a gag order as a cudgel to attack the special counsel's office.

In a letter filed with the court, Stone expressed contrition.

Prosecutors said Stone lied about it to the House Intelligence Committee and told a witness to lie about it too.

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