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Stone's attorneys excuse to federal judge for not revealing information about his upcoming book


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Attorneys representing the longtime GOP strategist Roger Stone apologized to US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson for declining to reveal that Stone was in the middle of releasing a re-titled version of his 2016 book critical of the special counsel Robert Mueller while under a gag order.



Stone has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of blockage, witness tampering, and fake statements brought by Mueller's office. Though he was initially free to discuss information on his case in public, Jackson imposed a full gag order on the self-described political "unclean trickster" after he shared an inflammatory Instagram post regarding Jackson that many viewed as threatening.


Bruce Rogow, one of Stone's attorneys, stated in a court filing late Monday that it did not happen to him until after the February 21 hearing - during which Jackson enforced the gag order on Stone - that Stone's intend to release a book, "The Myth of Russian Collusion," could crack the terms of the gag order.


The book is a re-titled edition of his 2016 book about President Donald Trump's campaign and features a new intro by Stone that slams Mueller and the Russia probe.



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