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Roger Stone: Instagram Post Was Not Threat to Judge, ‘Was a Random Photo Taken from the Internet’

Roger Stone‘s Instagram account today posted a picture of the judge overseeing his case, Judge Amy Berman Jackson.

The initial post featured a crosshairs graphic and a caption saying “Through legal trickery Deep State hitman Robert Mueller has guaranteed that my upcoming show trial is before Judge Amy Berman Jackson.”

The post has since been taken down.

Stone posting something blasting the judge in his case caught a lot of attention. The second version of the Instagram post has since been taken down and he told CBS News’ Kathryn Watson he only did so because it “is open to miss interpretation.”

In a follow-up post to Instagram, he said, “This was a random photo taken from the Internet. Any inference that this was meant to somehow threaten the Judge or disrespect court is categorically false.”

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