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Judge Considering Gag Order In Roger Stone Case

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Judge Considering Gag Order In Roger Stone Case
A federal judge warned Roger Stone to watch what he says publicly while the trial is ongoing.
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The federal judge overseeing the Roger Stone case said she's considering issuing a gag order to prevent him from talking to the media.

During Stone's hearing in Washington on Friday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said, "This is a criminal proceeding and not a public relations campaign." 

Stone pleaded not guilty last week to seven counts of lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction of justice. He's accused of working with WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential election.

Jackson warned Stone that any inconsistencies he says publicly can be used as evidence in his trial. 

A trial date has not been set yet, but Jackson said it could happen in July or August. She said she will discuss the trial schedule at the next hearing on March 14. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.