Roger Stone likely going to jail because he has the same 'staggeringly poor judgement’ as my five year old: Ex-federal prosecutor
Roger Stone, pictured exiting a federal courthouse in Florida on January 25, 2019, is a renowned political dirty trickster who has consulted with Trump for four decades, (AFP Photo/JOE RAEDLE)

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Elliot Williams in a Tuesday MSNBC appearance compared President Donald Trump's embattled confidante Roger Stone explicitly to his five-year old child, after the political dirty trickster apparently violated the gag order placed on him just last week, an act which may send him to prison. Stone posted a photo on the social media site Instagram saying he was being framed, and also failed to inform Judge Amy Berman Jackson of his book release, "The Myth of Russian Collusion", which makes a similar case.

"It is staggeringly poor judgment," replied Williams. "I think about my five-year-old, where really it's about testing the limits of what you can get away with, which is what little kids do. That's what he's doing. The difference is the person he's testing can hold him in contempt of court, can put him in jail--"

"Federal judges take themselves and the rule of law and what happens in courts very seriously, almost to a fault, almost too much," Willams continued. "This is a judge that's proven and demonstrated that she's just not amenable to feeling like she's being okey-doked. And that's what he's doing."

Williams said Stone, like his colleague Paul Manafort, was making a big mistake by testing Berman Jackson's limits, saying he had no doubt she would remand him to jail or hit him with a fine.

"I'd be stunned if some book isn't thrown at him," Williams laughed. "Maybe it's his own book, I don't know."

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