Is Roger Stone going to be a stupid as Paul Manafort?
Manafort was out on bail, but then got caught trying to influence witnesses, so had additional restrictions imposed. Then he violated those conditions and ended up in jail awaiting trial, in a luxury suite. Then his lawyers, seeking a change of venue, argued that the trial should be moved closer to his jail. The judge said it would be easier to move the defendant than the trail, so moved him from his luxury cell a hundred miles away to a city jail cell with no amenities a few blocks from the courthouse where he languishes today.
Stone, like Manafort, got bail and a very flexible “gag” order. Then he went and posted a picture of the judge with crosshairs and conspiracy theory commentary on Instagram. He then said the thought the symbol was a Celtic symbol (even though he had posted images of crosshairs before and referred to them as such), and other inconsistencies in his story. The judge tightened up the gag order to a full silence order, and did not buy the Celtic BS. She warned him that “this is not baseball, you won’t get a third chance” meaning that if he says one more word in public he will, like Manafort, lose his bail and get locked up.