Judge in Roger Stone case considering gag order

“I believe it’s better for counsel and parties to do their talking in pleadings, not on courthouse steps, not on the talk show circuit."

At a hearing in Washington today, the federal judge overseeing the trial of former Trump advisor Roger Stone said she's considering a gag order.

"This is a criminal proceeding and not a public relations campaign," Judge Amy Berman Jackson said.

Since the trial began, Stone has been on the Infowars and cable news circuit, getting on everyone's nerves — including judge Jackson.

Jackson warned Stone of treating the pre-trial period "like a book tour," and reminded him he should not argue his own case "on the talk show circuit."

From CNN:

Jackson, who handles several cases related to the Mueller investigation, previously imposed a gag order over Paul Manafort's criminal case restricting Manafort's team's public statements.

Both sides will be given a chance to respond by next Friday.

Stone was charged last week with seven counts of lying to Congress, obstruction of justice and witness tampering. He has pleaded not guilty.

The Justice Department said that evidence from Stone's computer and accounts go back "several years," and that the FBI seized electronic devices from Stone's home, apartment and office.

The FBI seized "terabytes" of data from Stone's residences and offices in various states.