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The judge rips into Roger Stone, preventing him from publicly speaking about the case: “There will be no third chance”

A federal judge has completely banned the former Trump political adviser Roger Stone from publicly speaking about his ongoing prosecution of obstruction and erroneous accusations, after an image of the judge appeared on Stens Instagram this week with what seemed to be crosshairs in the background The horse followed a hearing on Thursday where Stone took the place to insist that he was "heartily sorry" for the picture that Stone said he had reviewed before it was sent – even though he suggested that someone else had first chosen a picture . US court judge Amy Berman Jackson tore into the stone during the procedure and said she simply did not think he had declared that an unnoticed "volunteer" would be blamed. "I have serious doubts if you learned anything", Jackson said. "From now on, the defendant cannot speak publicly about this case period. No statements on the matter on television, radio, printed reporters or the Internet. No posts on social media. [You] must not comment on the matter through surrogates. You can send out e- post about donating to the Roger Stone Defense Fund. " Jackson added an obvious threat to withdraw Stone's castle and sent him to jail:" This is not baseball. There will be no third chance. This, I will have to change your environment so that you have no temptations. "Jackson had issued a limited order in Sten's case last week, to prevent him from discussing the case near the courthouse. Stone was questioned Thursday by…

A federal judge has completely banned the former Trump political adviser Roger Stone from publicly speaking about his ongoing prosecution of obstruction and erroneous accusations, after an image of the judge appeared on Stens Instagram this week with what seemed to be crosshairs in the background

The horse followed a hearing on Thursday where Stone took the place to insist that he was “heartily sorry” for the picture that Stone said he had reviewed before it was sent – even though he suggested that someone else had first chosen a picture .

US court judge Amy Berman Jackson tore into the stone during the procedure and said she simply did not think he had declared that an unnoticed “volunteer” would be blamed.

“I have serious doubts if you learned anything”, Jackson said. “From now on, the defendant cannot speak publicly about this case period. No statements on the matter on television, radio, printed reporters or the Internet. No posts on social media. [You] must not comment on the matter through surrogates. You can send out e- post about donating to the Roger Stone Defense Fund. “

Jackson added an obvious threat to withdraw Stone’s castle and sent him to jail:” This is not baseball. There will be no third chance. This, I will have to change your environment so that you have no temptations. “Jackson had issued a limited order in Sten’s case last week, to prevent him from discussing the case near the courthouse. Stone was questioned Thursday by Jackson and government lawyers on why Jackson would not take action in response to the image.

On Thursday, Stone made the risky decision to take the stand after a first series of questions from Jackson to Stone’s lawyer, Bruce Rogow.

The long-standing Trump confidant entered the court with his signature circle-framed glasses, but took them off before Jackson entered the courtroom. Stone’s wife and daughter sat in the front row.

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1; who often looked directly at Jackson when he was talking – saw that a non-named “volunteer” had picked the picture, even though he said he took responsibility for the post. The picture was accompanied by a caption referring to “deep state hitman Robert Mueller” and called his prosecution a “show trial”.

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In response to prosecutor’s review, Stone said he “could not remember” the names of all volunteers with access to his phone or Instagram account, but said it was “about five” and he mentioned their name .

On one occasion during Thursday’s hearing, Rogow called the post containing Jackson’s image “irresponsible”. Jackson replied, “I agree with you there.”

The government is calling for further restrictions on Stone’s ability to talk about this case, while Sten’s lawyers are requesting a more detailed court order that still allows Stone to maintain his ability to speak publicly about the case, referring to his first change rights. A final verdict from Jackson could come within minutes.

“I’m under enormous pressure,” Stone told me. “I now have TV people who say I should be raped if I go to jail. (Yes, CNN’s senior political analyst David Gergen was thinking of flying Monday about Stone – whom he called “dandy” – would be raped in prison.)

Former campaign advisor for President Donald Trump, Roger Stone goes out of federal court after a hearing, Friday, January 25, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Stone was arrested on Friday in the special council of Russia’s investigation and accused of lying to the congress and preventing the probe. (AP Photo / Lynne Sladky)
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Sten deleted the Instagram image, but later published the same again, this time without the obvious cross hairs and struck the trial in a caption.

In court, Stone said he “did not” recognize it as a crosshair “and” did not notice “a crosshair in the picture. Stone claimed that a” volunteer “has chosen the image, although Stone admitted to reviewing the image before “It was a screw,” Stone said. “I admit it.”

Instead of crosshairs, Stone said he thought the image contained a “Celtic occult” symbol, but, he added , that he didn’t know what the symbol meant, because “I’m not into the occult.”

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] Jackson reminded Stone before his testimony Asked if he understood the picture could be interpreted as a threat, Stone replied, “I recognize it now … I cannot rationalize my thinking because I did not think, and is my fault. “

” I kick myself for my own stupidity, but in tea more than my wife kicks me, Stone later told Jackson. He added that “my consulting business has dried up” and said, “I have exhausted my savings.”

“This is not baseball. There will be no third chance.”

– Judge Judge Amy Berman Jackson

Stone admitted that “the post was my responsibility and I regret it. This was an incredibly stupid mistake I apologize to the court.”

Stone and his lawyers left a message on Monday night, assuming that sharing the picture was not appropriate and that he was sad.

Stone did not plead guilty last month to prevent justice, witness manipulation and make false statements to Congress after being accused last month as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller probe, was also ordered not to travel elsewhere than Washington, Eastern District of New York and the Southern District of Florida while the case is dependent.

Sten is not allowed to have a passport in his possession or apply for a new passport. Stone was also ordered to return to court “when required”.

This is a developing story.

Fox News & # 39; Jake Gibson, Kelly Phares and Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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