Roger Stone, departs following a status hearing in the criminal case against him brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., March 14, 2019.
Joshua Roberts | Reuters
Attorneys for longtime Trump associate Roger Stone told a federal judge Thursday that his recent social media posts did not violate the gag order in his criminal case, after prosecutors flagged multiple Instagram posts to the judge as possible violations.
The feds, Stone’s lawyers told a U.S. district court judge in a court filing Thursday evening, are exhibiting “willful blindness” by focusing on three of Stone’s Instagram posts, while ignoring “the tens of thousands of hostile-to-Stone articles” and other critical media focused on him.
Stone’s lawyers said the social media posts in question do not count as statements that could “pose a danger to the fair trial concern which was (and is) the constitutional raison d’etre of the Order.”
Washington, D.C., federal Judge Amy Berman…