Days after a federal judge imposed a limited warrant on him, Roger Stone posted a photo of the judge on her Instagram page, which included her name, a close-up of her face, and what appeared to be
Stone, a longtime confidant of President Trump, wiped the picture shortly thereafter, then reissued it without intersection before wiping out the second post.
District Judge Amy Berman Jackson presided over Stone's criminal trial in which he did not admit himself guilty of the allegations of lying about his efforts to collect information about the 2016 Democratic Party's hacked emails published by WikiLeaks. on Friday, telling Stone that he can not make statements to the media about his case near the federal hearing in Washington but does not impose any other limitations on his ability to make public comments.
Judge places more restrictions on lawyers and potential witnesses by telling them not to make statements that could affect jurors
In the text accompanying the first post, Stone mentioned Special Advisor Robert S. Muller III, who has brought the case against him. "Through a legal trick Deep State Killer Robert Muller has guaranteed that my forthcoming trial is before Judge Amy Berman Jackson," Stone writes, adding that Jackson is "appointed Obama Judge" and "#fixisin."
The American Marshals The Office, which provides security to federal judges, did not respond to a request for comment.
In a text message to Washington Post on Monday, Stone said the Jackson photo was published by a "volunteer" who helped him with
"The picture was misinterpreted and I did not want to endanger the judge or not to respect the court, "Stone writes. "[It] is a random photo selected from the internet and published in my direction. Since he was open to misinterpretation, I ordered him to take him down.
Stone also disputes that the original publication includes cross-steps.
"What some say they are crossed, are actually the logo of the organization that originally posted it – something called central corruption," said Stone for "Post." "Use logo in many photos."
The photo really appears on at least one extreme right blog, decorated with a cross-like logo.
However, in court filing on Monday, Stone's lawyers apologized for the post.
"The signed lawyer, with the attached body of Roger J. Stone, apologizes to the court for the inappropriate photo and comment posted today in Ingramrama, "the protocol writes. "Mr. Stone recognized the illegality and removed it."
Stone used the possibility of a closure order to attack the office of a special lawyer earlier this month, Stone published a photo of himself at Instagram with what looked like a big piece of gold tape on his mouth.
Under the picture, he writes: "The judge now appointed by Obama wants to blow me, so I can not defend myself from the many leaks from Muller's unit … My lawyers are struggling with this effort to shorten their first amending rights. "
On the days that led to the court decision in the vicinity of Jackson, Stone and his family members often argue that the order of impossibility to restrict his ability to raise funds for his legal remedy
In the letter for collecting funds from February 8, Stone's wife, Niada Stone, wrote: "The same Obama appointed a judge who [former Trump campaign chairman] Paul Mannorth in isolation before being convicted of any crime, is now considering issuing a warrant so that the husband I can not collect public money for my own Equal protection – that's why it's important for me to give me an answer today. "She stressed
Jackson was the same judge who ruled last week that Manavorth, Stone's long-time friend and former business partner, lied to Muller's prosecutors.
In past messages to Post, Stone made a more conciliatory note, wrote on the day of the order of partial inability, "I am glad that the judge's order leaves my first amendment to the right to defend publicly intact."
"Of course, I will continue to be reasonable about mine comments on the case.