November trial date set for Trump confidant Roger Stone

November trial date set for Trump confidant Roger Stone

Judge Sets Roger Stone Trial Date For November 5

He has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which stem from conversations he had during the campaign about WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy group that released material stolen from Democratic groups, including Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Roger Stone, former adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, departs the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Court House on March 14, 2019 in Washington, DC.

A federal judge on Thursday set a criminal trial for U.S. President Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone for November 5, and cautioned the Republican political operative that he needed to comply with a gag order.

President Trump's longtime adviser and self-described dirty trickster's trial is scheduled to start November 5 and is likely to last about two weeks, Jackson said, according to CNN. She says she expects it to last about two weeks.

There was some speculation that Berman Jackson might toss Stone in jail for violating the terms of the gag order, but that's off the table for the time being. Stone could also face repercussions for an introduction he wrote for the reprint of his book, retitled "The Myth of Russian Collusion", in which he referred to special counsel Robert Mueller as "crooked".

Jackson seemed to be rather lenient with Stone on this issue, insisting that she doesn't "intend to dwell" on a back and forth argument.

That order still stands, she told Stone at Thursday's hearing on the case, but he must follow it.

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