Attorneys for former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone explained in a new court filing that the political consultant was not trying to sell more books with the help of the court.
Stone, who was charged as part of the Russia investigation in January for lying to Congress and witness tampering, has an updated version of a 2016 book out. He addressed that in a recent court filing, asking if the introduction he wrote for it was a violation of his gag order instituted by Judge Amy Berman Jackson.
“It was intended to address the fact that the ‘new’ introduction was, after the February 21, 2019, hearing, recognized to be a potential problem,” Stone’s lawyers wrote, according to The Hill. “We regret that the court drew a contrary impression.”
Last week, Jackson wondered if Stone had tried to use the court process of filing documents for his case to help sell more copies. His lawyers shot down that notion.
“There was/is no intention to hide anything,” the lawyers wrote. “The new introduction, post February 21, 2019, presented a question we tried, obviously clumsily, to address.”
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