Robert Mueller’s prosecution of Roger Stone is an abuse of power run amok.
The Special Counsel walked into a court hearing expecting the judge to throw the book at Stone.
But Robert Mueller walked out not understanding how he suffered this massive defeat.
Robert Mueller and his gang of Democrats are used to getting their way in court.
That didn’t happen this time.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson only ruled a limited gag order applied to Roger Stone.
Stone can’t hold rallies or press conferences on the courthouse steps and sidewalks but he is free to talk about the case in non-prejudicial ways.
Roger Stone remains free to talk about Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation, just not in and around the Washington, D.C., courthouse where the longtime Donald Trump associate is fighting the special counsel’s charges he lied to Congress and obstructed its Russia investigation.
That’s the end result from a four-page order issued Friday from a federal judge who had been considering a complete gag order on Stone in the wake of his full-on media blitz since his arrest last month in south Florida.
Instead, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that attorneys for Stone, Mueller and any witnesses in the case “must refrain from making statements to the media or in public settings that pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice to this case.”
As for Stone, the judge said he could keep talking about the case with the caveat that she could change her mind and amend her order “if necessary.”
Prosecutors count on these gag orders to convict defendants in the court of public opinion.
These gag orders silence defendants.
But they do not stop prosecutors from selectively leaking evidence to friendly reporters in order to paint the defendant in the worst light possible.
Stone is an effective media presence and his ability to defend himself on cable TV will help expose how fraudulent his prosecution is.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.