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Former Trump adviser Roger Stone, indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller, departs federal court after attending his arraignment hearing, where he pleaded not guilty, in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., leaned into the idea of issuing a gag order in the special counsel’s criminal case involving Roger Stone, a longtime Trump confidant and ally, but said she wants the government and Stone’s defense team to file briefs on the issue.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson reminded lawyers Friday that Stone’s case is “a criminal proceeding and not a public relations campaign.” Jackson said she will consider issuing a court order to bar Stone and his attorneys from making public statements that could risk prejudice in the case.

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