Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson was apparently not amused when Roger Stone posted her picture on Instagram with crosshairs next to her head.
So on Tuesday, she ordered Stone, a longtime confidant of President Trump’s, to appear in her Washington, DC, courtroom Thursday afternoon to explain himself.
Jackson said Stone will have to “show cause . . . as to why the media contact order entered in this case and/or his conditions of release should not be modified or revoked in light of the posts on his Instagram account.”
Jackson had slapped a gag order on Stone on Friday, and could modify the order and even have Stone detained.
Stone quickly deleted the image, which was accompanied by a rant against the judge, special counsel Robert Mueller, Hillary Clinton and more, but then reposted it without the crosshairs.
Apparently realizing that ticking off the judge overseeing your federal criminal case might not be the wisest strategy, Stone then deleted the second post as well.
He later said he didn’t mean to threaten Jackson, and apologized to her in a letter, admitting the picture was “improper.”
Stone has pleaded not guilty to charges of lying in the feds’ probe into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.
In a statement to The Post Monday night, Stone argued that the post had been “misinterpreted.”
“In no way did I mean to threaten the judge or disrespect the court.” Stone wrote.
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