23 January 2020

Roger Stone barred from social media by federal judge

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A federal judge has ordered former Donald Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone not to use social media after his posts were found to violate a court order not to discuss his case publicly. reports citing Sputnik.

"These most recent posts are based on what we believe are factual misrepresentations in a defense filing about a subject that is not actually relevant to the trial, but that threatens to contaminate the jury pool,” US federal prosecutor Jonathan Kravis said in court Tuesday.

She agreed, telling Stone he must not "post or communicate on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook in any way on any subject."

Stone has repeatedly directed criticism at various people associated with the case against him, brought by then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller in January, including Judge Berman herself and more recently California Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democratic Russiagate crusader who heads the House Intelligence Committee.

Stone tried to "build himself up, portray himself to the Trump campaign as somebody with insider information" about WikiLeaks, "and it was clearly untrue,” journalist and author Daniel Lazare told Sputnik at the time, noting that Stone has a reputation for bombastic comments. “He made a big mistake in going before the House Intelligence Committee and actually telling what appears to be a clear untruth about those efforts.

2019.07.17 / 14:52
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