The Republican's long-standing political and self-described "dirty trickster" faces a federal judge who wants to address his recent antics while awaiting trial. Two posts he posted on Instagram on Monday could jeopardize his ability to stay out of jail and the scope for publicly speaking out about his case.
Soon after, he replaced the post with a short shot of Jackson, this time with the crosshairs cut out, and he also changed the text about Muller slightly and added a few more hashtags.
Then the post was drawn.
Stone gave an additional statement on Instagram saying the photo was random was selected from the Internet, and he had no intention of threatening the judge or disobeying the court.
Jackson weighed himself the next day and called Stone to court to explain why the post should not affect him his gag order after his arrest, among other things, he can not try to intimidate others, including judges and other bailiffs.
Wen If Jackson finds that Stone has violated the terms of his release, Stone's worst possible consequences could include charges of additional crimes such as obstruction of the judiciary and sending to prison or fines.
Jackson has been on this road before. In the criminal case against Stones longtime colleague Paul Manafort, Jackson revoked Manafort's bail and sent him to prison eight months after his arrest, as prosecutors accused him of seeking witnesses.
Manafort, the former election chair of Donald Trump's house arrest Stone, has a less restrictive bail that currently allows him to travel through Washington, DC, New York City and his home in South Florida.
Jackson has already warned Stone personally and in writing that he should neither violate nor draw his bail terms and conditions with his statements in the media. She ordered him not to speak in and around the federal court, because in his case, the court activity attracted the crowd and fueled his followers.