CNN Blurs Face of Federal Judge Presiding Over Roger Stone Case


While reporting on Roger Stone’s Instagram account having a picture of Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is presiding over his case, next to crosshairs, her face was blurred out when the picture was shown.

“If you look at that posting, he has a picture of the judge. This is the kind of thing that the U.S. Marshals will take very seriously,” Evan Perez, CNN’s senior justice correspondent, said. “This might require her to have additional security now because you never know what people might do. Roger Stone has now taken this back and apologized to the judge. I think he issued a statement saying this is something that has been misinterpreted, that those were not cross hairs and that he was not in any way meant to threaten the judge.”

“A photo of Judge Jackson posted on my Instagram has been misinterpreted,” Stone later posted on his page. “This was a random photo taken from the internet . Any inference that this was meant to somehow threaten the Judge or disrespect the court is categorically false.”

He later apologized for the post in an official filing to the court.

Watch above, via CNN.

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Julio has previously written for Independent Journal Review. He is currently a Military/Veterans Contributor for and serving in the Marine Corps Reserves.