Roger Stone, a former adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, was ordered to appear in court this week over Instagram posts that appeared to threaten the judge presiding over his criminal trial.
U.S. Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Stone would need to show cause at a hearing on Thursday as to why the posts did not violate a gag order in the case or the conditions of his release.
Stone, who is free on a $250,000 bond, has pleaded not guilty to charges of making false statements to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Oh boy. Judge Amy Berman Jackson doesn’t seem happy with Roger Stone. pic.twitter.com/jCS7QJ2X2T
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) February 19, 2019
All those claims that Roger Stone shouldn’t have been arrested like other people who commit crimes seem particularly ridiculous now that he publicly threatened a federal Judge with violence. Just sayin.
— Mimi Rocah (@Mimirocah1) February 19, 2019
Judge Amy Berman Jackson has scheduled a hearing for Thursday in the Roger Stone case to discuss “why the media contact order entered in this case and/or his conditions of release should not be modified or revoked in light of the posts on his Instagram account.” @NBCNews
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 19, 2019