Judge Imposes Full Gag Order On Roger Stone, Countdown Begins To Stone Violating It

Judge Imposes Full Gag Order On Roger Stone, Countdown Begins To Stone Violating It

Days after longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone posted an inflammatory Instagram photo of the federal judge presiding over his criminal case, Judge Amy Berman Jackson imposed a full gag order on the notorious political trickster, banning him for speaking publicly on his case.

Not buying Stone’s apology for posting a photo of her with crosshairs while attacking her as a minion of “Deep State hitman” Robert Mueller, Jackson told Stone that the “apology rings quite hollow.” She then extended the initial gag order placed on Stone last week, keeping him from doing any media hits or social media postings on the charges filed against him by the special counsel.

This resulted in the odd site of Stone, who earlier this month reveled in the media interest of his arrest and indictment, walking out of the courtroom and not saying a word to the dozens of cameras present:

Considering that Stone absolutely loves attention and the media spotlight, it didn’t take long for media folks and observers to contemplate how long it would take for Stone to violate the gag order and land himself in jail.

Right Wing Watch’s Jared Holt posted a poll on Twitter, asking how long before Stone violates the order:

As of publication, “1 Hour” and “24 Hours” are neck and neck.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.