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Federal Prosecutors Say Roger Stone Violated His Gag Order

If he's found to have violated a gag order, he could have to await his trial in prison instead of in his home.
Posted at 3:49 PM, Jun 21, 2019

Federal prosecutors say Roger Stone, President Donald Trump's former campaign adviser, violated his gag order in recent social media posts.

In a new court filing Thursday, prosecutors said: "Stone posted statements on social media about this case and the special counsel's investigation and appears to have specifically targeted those posts at major media outlets." 

Stone has pleaded not guilty to charges of lying to Congress, obstruction of justice and witness tampering. Those charges were all connected to allegations he tried to contact WikiLeaks before the 2016 presidential election with a goal of hurting Hillary Clinton's campaign. WikiLeaks later published emails stolen from prominent Democrats, including Clinton.

In February, Judge Amy Berman Jackson barred Stone from making public statements about his criminal case.

His trail is set for early November. If he's found to have violated his gag order, he could await his trail from jail instead of from his home in Florida.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN