Judge sets November trial for Trump adviser Stone

Elias Hubbard
March 15, 2019

Stone appeared before the judge - a day after she sentenced Trump's onetime campaign chair Paul Manafort to prison - for a hearing to settle pretrial issues and set a date. This included five counts of making false statements, one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, and one count of witness tampering.

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson had previously tightened a gag order limiting Stone's public comments on the case after he posted a photo of her on his Instagram account next to an image resembling the crosshairs of a gun.

November trial date set for Trump confidant Roger Stone
Judge sets November trial for Trump adviser Stone

Trump confidant Roger Stone will go on trial November 5 on charges he lied to Congress, engaged in witness tampering and obstructed a congressional investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, a federal judge said Thursday. This comes after Mueller's team said they expect the trial to last 5-8 days.

There was some speculation that Berman Jackson might toss Stone in jail for violating the terms of the gag order, but that's off the table for the time being. This came after there was discussion over whether Stone had mislead the courts by releasing his book with an introduction that attacks the Mueller investigation.

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