Also on Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued a limited gag order on Stone, his attorneys, Mueller, and witnesses in the case. “Counsel for the parties and the witnesses must refrain from making statements to the media or in public settings that pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice to this case,” the order stated. Parties also must refrain from making public statements about the case in the vicinity of the DC courthouse, the judge ordered.

Judge Berman Jackson noted that “this order may be amended in the future.”

“I am pleased that the judge’s order leaves my First Amendment right to defend myself in public intact,” Stone told Politico.