The defence team of Donald Trump's former political adviser Roger Stone, accused of obstruction of justice, has launched an offensive against a federal judge considering restricting his communications over the criminal case.
Mr. Stone, 66, was arrested last month in connection with a criminal indictment charging him with seven counts of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering related to the government's attempt to investigate alleged Russian Federation interference in the 2016 US presidential race.
The judge was assigned Stone's case because of its relation to a hacking indictment case in which she also presides.
Roger Stone's attorneys says that his comments don't merit a "clear and present danger to a fair trial".
"While Roger Stone may be familiar to those who closely follow American politics, he is hardly ubiquitous in the larger landscape of popular consciousness", his lawyers wrote.
"An example of how limited and narrow his public presence is, is that Kim Kardashian has 59.5 million followers on Twitter", they added.
"Whether it is his pursuit of a posthumous pardon for Marcus Garvey, or the style of his clothes, or the state of the Nation, Roger Stone is a voice", his attorneys wrote.
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More agents came via boat behind Stone's home.
Prosecutors have tied that case to Stone's, saying they share a common search warrant and involve activities that are "part of the same alleged criminal event or transaction".
While they don't attack Jackson directly in their filings, Stone's attorneys took a second swing at her approach Friday.
The show of force has prompted criticism of the tactics of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office.
Prosecutors allege that in 2016, Stone repeatedly sought to learn when potentially damaging internal emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign would be released, but after the election tried to cover up what he had done by lying about it in his testimony to Congress. USA intelligence officials claim the emails were stolen during Russian cyber-attacks on Clinton and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) servers. He has said that he had no advance knowledge of what material WikiLeaks held and that predictions he made about the group's plans were based on Assange's public comments and tips from associates.
In one extra punch Friday, Stone's attorneys said prosecutors got his name wrong when they indicted him.