The judge presiding over Roger Stone’s prosecution wants to see the full, unredacted version of the portions of the Mueller report that concern the right-wing operative’s conduct during the 2016 election.
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Thursday asked that federal prosecutors “submit unredacted versions of those portions of the report that relate to defendant Stone and/or ‘the dissemination of hacked materials.'”
The D.C. judge also ordered the government to produce 25 pages of the “collusion” volume of the Mueller report that relate to Stone and Wikileaks.
Berman Jackson will review the information in a confidential setting before proceeding further.
Stone faced close scrutiny over his potential role in the release of hacked emails from the Clinton campaign during the 2016 election, after he appeared to know in advance that Wikileaks was going to start releasing emails damaging to Hillary Clinton just one month before Election Day.
Stone was the last person to be indicted in the Mueller investigation. He was taken into custody in a dramatic dawn raid in January on charges of witness tampering, making false statements to Congress, and obstruction of justice.
Stone has loudly maintained his innocence, dancing around the edges of a gag order imposed in March after he posted a picture of Berman Jackson on Instagram with what appeared to be crosshairs next to her head.
The GOP operative began to argue in April that he needed to see a full, unredacted copy of the Mueller report to properly prepare his defense. Those arguments came before the report itself was released, and before it was known how extensive redactions would be.