There are few characters in modern political history more bizarre than Roger Stone, and that was true long before his connection to the presidency of Donald J. Trump.
Roger Stone is known as a political “trickster”; which is a nice way of putting that he likes to meddle in the affairs of The Beltway, often for his own well-being.
Furthermore, given what the liberal left seems to think is happening behind the scenes at the White House, Stone’s precious employment by none other than Richard Nixon himself now seems superbly ironic and coincidental.
Being such a vocal political operative, (who also happens to dress a bit like a Rodney Dangerfield caricature of Al Capone), has made Stone one of the most unique players in the supposed “Russia-Gate” saga.
And, as such, he’s already been slapped with a fairly strict gag order as he works toward adjudication.
Stone being Stone, however, he has already managed to push the limits of his minuscule amount of freedom.
Roger Stone, a former political adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, was ordered on Tuesday to appear in court this week over Instagram posts that chastised and appeared to threaten the judge presiding over his criminal trial.
U.S. District 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 and is free to travel to certain U.S. cities without the court’s permission, 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 of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Stone’s team was taking the issue seriously.
Stone’s attorneys filed a formal apology with the court on Monday, after he posted a photograph on Instagram of Jackson alongside what appeared to be the crosshairs of a gun.
He later deleted the image and reposted it without the crosshairs before removing it again, according to other media outlets.
For all the bizarre stories that we’ve already heard about Roger Stone, it seems as though the longtime DC denizen isn’t done providing entertainment just yet.
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