Roger Stone, former adviser to President Trump and longtime Republican operative, appeared in federal court on Thursday to explain why his "conditions of release should not be modified or revoked in light of the posts on his Instagram account," per a demand by U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson. Stone, who is facing charges of witness tampering, obstruction, and making false statements, posted a photo of Jackson on Instagram that suggested he wouldn't receive a fair trial, and that featured a crosshairs next to the judge. Testifying on Thursday, Stone called the post "an egregious, stupid error," and apologized for his "lack of judgment." Jackson issued a full gag order on Stone's case, telling him he is barred from publicly commenting on the matter, "period."

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