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Roger Stone faces hearing after controversial Instagram post

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A federal judge ordered Roger Stone on Tuesday to show why the conditions of his release or a partial gag order should not be modified in the case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller alleging he lied about communications with the Trump campaign about hacked emails possessed by WikiLeaks.

Driving the news: Stone posted a photo to his Instagram account Tuesday showing the judge in the case, Amy Berman Jackson, with a crosshairs symbol near her head. He later deleted the post, calling it "a random photo from the Internet" and denying it was meant to threaten Jackson. He also filed a notice of apology with the court, apologizing for the "improper" post."

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