"I have twice given you the benefit of the doubt, your lawyer had to … turn into a pretzel to argue that those posts did not cross the line," she said. "The goal was to get maximum attention."
Stones lawyers argued on a case-by-case basis Tuesday that the posts had not been violated and that Stone had tried to "beat" the judge's order. The prosecutors argued that these were clearly infringements of the regulation and that Stone's conduct posed a risk for a fair trial.
"Roger Stone said more than" Hello, I'm Roger Stone, "Jackson said.
Several times on Instagram, right-wing publications shared stories about his case. Including those highlighting conspiracy theories that are inconsistent with US intelligence findings and commenting on Democrat Adam Schiff and former CIA director John Brennan. On another occasion, he wrote to a BuzzFeed News reporter that a statement publicly made by Michael Cohen was not true.
Regarding her February order, Jackson said, "The clarity of my order is undisputed." It took less than a week for the defendant to send Buzzfeed an e-mail, calling a witness to this investigation a liar.
Stone was accused in late January of luring congressional investigators about his efforts to communicate with WikiLeaks when he tried to help Trump campaign Hillary Clinton in 201
19659006] He has announced that he is not guilty of the charge.
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