Judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant Stone

Michael Balsamo
Associated Press
Former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, Roger Stone accompanied by his wife Nydia Stone, left, and daughter Adria Stone, arrives at federal court in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Stone was ordered to appear in court over a Instagram post he made about U.S. Judge Amy Berman Jackson.

Washington – A judge has imposed a full gag order on 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.

Stone has pleaded not guilty to lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering related to discussions he had during the 2016 election about WikiLeaks.