ROGER STONE OUTSIDE DC COURTHOUSE

Can you imagine: On Monday, Roger Stone, the political hack and longtime associate of Donald Trump, posted an inflammatory photo of the judge presiding over his criminal case on Instagram. He later deleted the post and apologized to the court after a firestorm of criticism.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson — the DC federal judge overseeing Stone’s case and the subject of the Instagram post — has ordered Stone to return to court for a hearing on Thursday about the social media post and whether it affects the terms of his release or his ability to talk about the case. On Friday, Jackson had placed a limited gag order on Stone, directing him to curb his comments outside of the DC federal courthouse where his case is being tried.

So yes, Roger Stone is clearly as dumb as dumb gets, but unfortunately for Stone, being stupid is not an excuse for breaking the law and threatening a judge who holds the keys to your freedom in her hands.

Here is Stone’s post: