Embattled Trump advisor Roger Stone went to Instagram to complain about the judge presiding over his case, posting her picture and - wait, is that a gun sight crosshair?
Stone, a longtime Trump crony, is facing criminal charges for lying, witness tampering, and obstruction, as a result of findings from Special Counsel Robert Muellers investigation that show evidence he conferred with WikiLeaks to gain stolen emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign.
He's none too happy about his upcoming trial. In a punctuation-challenged Instagram post, Roger Stone railed against Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who will be hearing his case.
"Through legal trickery Deep State hitman Robert Mueller has guaranteed that my upcoming show trial is before Judge Amy Berman Jackson , an Obama appointed Judge who dismissed the Benghazi charges again Hillary Clinton and incarcerated Paul Manafort prior to his conviction for any crime ."
The photo has since been removed, but that hasn't stopped Stone from digging the hole deeper.
But people were already shocked at the original image.
@Anthony https://t.co/QCjEyVBZmP— Tess (@Tess)1550519529.0
Are those crosshairs in this Roger Stone Instagram of Judge Amy Berman Jackson, federal judge overseeing his case?… https://t.co/PT14GjrZol— Boing Boing (@Boing Boing)1550519525.0
Judge Berman imposed a gag order on Stone last week, saying he "must refrain from making statements to the media or in public settings that pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice to this case."
According to the gag order, Stone can still talk about the trial - just not in or around the D.C. courthouse, where Stone has been conducting impromptu press conferences insisting on his innocence.
Though not entirely uncharacteristic, many were surprised that Stone would go through with such a bad idea.
@kylegriffin1 https://t.co/EuvoyYLxpA— Edward Kim (@Edward Kim)1550518856.0
Report Roger Stone Instagram to the US Marshal's, he's directly threatening a judge. https://t.co/bdm4HCaYOW— Antonio Serrata (@Antonio Serrata)1550518076.0
Stone has been accused of, among other things, collaborating with WikiLeaks to discredit Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. He's been indicted as part of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
Ok this is seriously Roger Stones instagram with a photo of the judge and FREAKING CROSSHAIRS IN THE UPPER LEFT… https://t.co/t9axy12CMT— KSelk (@KSelk)1550520259.0
Roger Stone deletes Instagram post of Judge Amy Berman Jackson, tells @NYDailyNews the cross-hairs symbol in the ph… https://t.co/sD9uYLTalZ— Chris Sommerfeldt (@Chris Sommerfeldt)1550520484.0