UPDATE: Judge gives Roger Stone a gag order

The photo of Judge Amy Berman Jackson
The photo of Judge Amy Berman Jackson with what some say looks like a rifle crosshair above her head

So, let’s say you have a case in federal court. Do you think it would be a good idea to complain about the judge on Instagram with her photo and what might look like rifle cross hairs near her head? Oh, and you have already been cautioned by the judge about shooting off your mouth.

Roger Stone, the Fort Lauderdale-based master of the dark political arts, did just that, but then deleted and apologized for the post.

On Thursday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson told Stone he can’t talk about the case anymore. “Today, I gave you a second chance. This is not baseball, you don’t get a third chance,” she told Stone.

The post said, “Through legal trickery Deep State hitman Robert Mueller has guaranteed that my upcoming show trial is before Judge Amy Berman Jackson , an Obama appointed Judge who dismissed the Benghazi charges again Hillary Clinton and incarcerated Paul Manafort prior to his conviction for any crime . #fixisin Help me fight for my life at @StoneDefenseFund.com.”

Judge Jackson has ordered Stone to appear in court on Thursday for a chat about why his criminal release bond shouldn’t be revoked or modified. A 24-page, seven count federal indictment says Stone committed a litany of crimes, including false statements, witness tampering and obstruction, during an investigation of WikiLeak’s posting stolen emails involving the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Stone is back pedaling faster than a New England cornerback in the Super Bowl, saying he didn’t intend to disrespect the court with an improper photo randomly taken from the internet. I must say that’s somewhat humorous coming from one of the most calculating political operatives the world has ever seen.

Stone’s lawyers have accused special counsel Robert Mueller of leaking Stone’s arrest to CNN, which was on the scene before the FBI showed up at his residence. They want Mueller held in contempt.

Of course, Mueller was busy recently asking a judge to sentence former Trump campaign manager Manafort to 20 to 24 years in prison. Manafort, it might be noted, was once a partner with Stone in the lobbying and consulting firm of Black, Manafort, Stone & Atwater.

If I was good at Photoshop, my Instagram post would show Stone and Manafort having a walk on prison grounds reminiscing about the gold old days.










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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.