Judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant Roger Stone after Instagram post

Roger Stone, former adviser and long time associate of President Trump, arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse on February 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. Stone is back in court to face Judge Amy Berman Jackson after a social media post he made may have violated the terms of his release. (Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

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

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Thursday she believes Stone would “pose a danger” to others in the case if she didn’t institute the order.

Jackson ordered Stone to court to show why she shouldn’t 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. He said there was no excuse for his post Monday about the judge.

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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