The former advisor of the US President Donald Trump, Roger Stone apologized on the issue of Instagram posting in which an image of the judge supervising his trial for reportedly making misleading statements to Congress, obstruction, and witness bribing.
The photo of US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, which has been posted on Instagram along with a symbol to represent crosshairs, was later taken down.
A solicitor of the former advisor of the US President told in a crowded District court of the United States for the District of Columbia that stone “apologizes to the Court for the improper photograph and comment ” and told, “Mr. Stone recognizes the impropriety and had it removed”.
The judge issued a restraining order on Friday which prohibits lawyers involved in the case from speaking with the news media and bans other participants, such as Stone himself, from representing statements which may influence the case while they are near the courthouse.
Roger Stone, former advisor of the US President told in a statement posted on Instagram, “ A photo of Judge Jackson posted on my Instagram has been misinterpreted. This was a random photo taken from the Internet”. He also added, “Any inference that this was meant to somehow threaten the Judge or disrespect court is categorically false ”.
Stone has not pleaded any guilty to the accusation of making misleading statements to Congress, obstruction and witness bribing in the probe of Special Counsel Robert Muller in the Russian role in the 2016 US election and whether Republican campaign of President Trump schemed with Moscow.