Federal Judge Amy Jackson ordered Roger Stone to give her reasons why she should not find that he violated the bail conditions when sharing posts, which criticized FBI and the US Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, on his social media accounts, reported the Washington Post.
Judge Jackson had previously restricted Stone from commenting “in the media or in public settings about the Special Counsel’s investigation or this case or any of the participants in the investigation or the case.” Earlier this week Stone shared a number of reports on his Facebook claiming that FBI had never had a final report on DNC servers’ hacking. Prosecutors found it to be a violation of the terms set by Jackson.
Bruce Rogow, Stone’s lawyer, released a statement saying that the government’s filing was “ill-advised and an astonishing overreaching.”
“We are disappointed in, and surprised by, the Government’s unrealized fears. Mr. Stone has limited his comments to matters widely reported in the news or public court filings.”
Stone has time up till Thursday to provide Judge Jackson with the explanation of his actions “in writing.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website