Twitter users across America swiftly condemned Roger Stone’s controversial Instagram post on Monday, with many calling for the conditions of his bail to be re-examined after the post, which some say was a not-so-subtle threat on the life of a Federal judge overseeing Stone’s case. A round-up of what people on the social media site are saying Monday below:
He just went from being a garden-variety a-hole to someone potentially endangering the life of a federal judge, because nothing matters anymore. https://t.co/BVcWZkMzhM
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) February 18, 2019
This is completely out of bounds. The cross hairs will likely lead prosecutors to ask for revocation of his pre-trial release. At best, this is a cheap stunt designed to get the judge to recuse, at worst, an outright threat. https://t.co/wJ1jlWFLIM
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) February 18, 2019
Regardless of your politics, I think we should all be able to agree at this point, having seen Roger Stone’s public comments/threats regarding the federal judge assigned to his case, that Roger is 100% bat shit crazy.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) February 18, 2019
What I love most about Rodger posting a death threat like that is soon we can ask, "Where are Roger Stone and Paul Manafort?"
And the sweet answer will be…
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) February 18, 2019
18 USC § 115: Whoever "threatens to assault, kidnap, or murder, a … [US] judge … with intent to impede, intimidate, or interfere with such official, judge … while engaged in the performance of official duties …" commits a felony.
Does this post from Roger Stone qualify? https://t.co/U1huDG8MwT
This. Is. Not. Okay.
— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) February 18, 2019
One thing about Roger, he knows how to keep his cool! https://t.co/5uy0NVWH3j
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) February 18, 2019
Does Roger Stone *want* to go to jail? How does he see games like this playing out? https://t.co/hbKmX2Bbmq
— Jay Cost (@JayCostTWS) February 18, 2019
Got a feeling Roger Stone's lawyers told him to take this down – clearly Stone knew that an image with a crosshair by Judge's head was a threat!!! Roger Stone: Instagram Post Was Not Threat to Judge, ‘Was a Random Photo Taken from the Internet’ https://t.co/PTZkqMi4Xx
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) February 18, 2019
Roger Stone has finally got his wall! pic.twitter.com/hJlWozxXCw
— Spiritual Chutzpah (@weedouthate) February 18, 2019
This post is either a threat or Roger Stone just dropped a clue that he's the Zodiac. He prolly got tired of Ted Cruz taking all the credit. pic.twitter.com/TBN3Ajsxrk
— Alex Hernandez. Dreamer. Waker-upper. (@LaFamHernandez) February 18, 2019
Clearly somebody has told #RogerStone that Tuesday is spaghetti night in the slammer and he doesn't want to miss out. Flat out threatening a federal judge! Who does he think he is? Donald Trump?
— (((Jesper Weigner))) (@jespernweigner) February 18, 2019
It’s next level privilege when you feel comfortable enough to threaten your trial judge on Instagram #RogerStone
— ListenToLeon (@ListenToLeon) February 18, 2019
What an idiot. This will neither scare her nor curry favor. Good luck with that strategy #RogerStone
— 🍿PopcornTime🍿 (@surg2SAHM) February 18, 2019
Seriously. How many different ways can one interpret the cross hairs of a rifle?
— Frank Nemecek (@fnemecek) February 18, 2019
How come #RogerStone didn't put the crosshairs on himself? Isn't he the target? This is like when Kramer was protesting against the post office on Seinfeld.
— Miaopinie (@helloyoohoo) February 18, 2019
I guess his attorney didn't tell him, he doesn't get to determine what interpretation is put on his posting, the person referenced does. Assuming he still has an attorney after this.
— Tx Meema (@PattyAnne67) February 18, 2019