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Roger Stone Complains of Gag Order

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By    |   Tuesday, 19 February 2019 09:36 PM

Political consultant and longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone on Tuesday complained of a gag order issued in his criminal case, The Hill reports.

The "real reason they want to gag me is so I cannot raise money necessary to mount a vigorous legal defense," he wrote in a fundraising email.

Additionally, he said he has been targeted because of his relationship with the president, and has been surviving on peanut butter and jelly sandwhiches. 

"We both know I have been targeted by Mueller and the Deep State simply because I am a long-time confidant and friend of the president and I effectively helped defeat Hillary Clinton," Stone wrote. "The Democrats want me side-lined in 2020 so I cannot help the president."

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson last Friday said the order was necessary to ensure Stone's right to a fair trial and "to maintain the dignity and seriousness of the courthouse and these proceedings."

Her ruling, which came after a string of media appearances by the outspoken political consultant, is narrowly tailored to comments about his pending case.

Berman on Tuesday called for an emergency hearing to take place Thursday in the wake of Stone posting a threatening message about her on Instagram. His social media post included an image of Jackson's face with crosshairs in the top left corner.

Stone said the photo was misinterpreted.

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A gag order issued in his criminal case is a form of political repression for sore-loser Democrats, political consultant and longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone on Tuesday complained, per The Hill.
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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 09:36 PM
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