Lawyers "for the parties and the witnesses may not make statements in the media or in public institutions that represent a significant likelihood of material harm to this case," wrote Judge Amy Berman Jackson. She, her clients, and even Stone can not speak in and around the courthouse.
In her order, Jackson states how effective Stone has been in attracting followers, critics, and media attention. She notes "the size and vocabulary of the crowds already attracted to these procedures and the danger that public statements from participants will ignite these gatherings."
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Jackson told Stone on Friday that "there are no further restrictions imposed on the defendant's public statements or appearance at this time."
Stone has made several media interviews since his capture – even in a video, in he dresses for a court appearance January 25th. Jackson has already banned Stone from contacting potential witnesses in his case, including indirectly, including Jerome Corsi and Randy Credico, who talked about their work with him when he tried to communicate with them. WikiLeaks on Damaging Democratic Violence Mails in 2016.
Stone said the charges are politically motivated and he will not testify against the president.