On Monday night, Roger Stone took down an Instagram post with a crosshairs symbol next to the head of the U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, the judge overseeing his criminal case in Washington, D.C,. and filed a notice of apology with the court. The photo and comment were "improper," he acknowledged, and he "recognizes the impropriety and had it removed." In the post's caption, Stone, a longtime Republican operative and adviser to President Trump, wrote that Special Counsel Robert Mueller used "legal trickery" to ensure that his criminal trial for lying to Congress, witness tampering, and obstruction went before Berman Jackson. He said in a subsequent post that he did not intend to threaten the judge.