Roger Stone still raising funds for defense days before trial begins
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Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneHouse Judiciary Committee postpones hearing with Barr amid coronavirus outbreak Trump 'strongly considering' full pardon for Flynn We're talking past one another: A lesson Democrats must understand MORE is still raising funding for his defense days before his federal trial starts.

Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump orders US troops back to active duty for coronavirus response Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress Fighting a virus with the wrong tools MORE, attended an Oktoberfest event sponsored by the Florida Atlantic Conservative Team in Broward, Fla., Monday. There he fundraised for his defense while defending the president and criticizing Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt Romney7 things to know about the coronavirus stimulus package Scarborough rips Trump for mocking Romney's negative coronavirus test: 'Could have been a death sentence' Trump on Romney's negative coronavirus test: 'I am so happy I can barely speak' MORE (R-Utah), the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported

The Sun Sentinel reported that more than 45,000 people across the country have donated to Stone’s defense fund, which has reached two-thirds of its $3 million goal. At the event Stone also nearly sold out of his book, “Stone’s Rules: How to Win at Politics, Business, and Style."

The Hill reached out to Stone for comment.

Stone did not speak about his case at the event, as he is under a gag order that prevents him from discussing the trial set to begin Nov. 5 in Washington, D.C.

He has attempted to fight the gag order, but federal appeals court judges dismissed his petition last week. Stone repeatedly violated the gag order earlier in the summer with social media posts and news interviews, prompting a federal judge to expand the order to cover all social media platforms.

Stone faces charges of witness tampering, obstruction and false statements for his involvement in the Democratic National Convention email leak in 2016. He was indicted as part of former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s investigation in January.

At Monday’s event Stone described the impeachment inquiry launched by Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDC argues it is shortchanged by coronavirus relief bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — US coronavirus cases hit 100,000 | Trump signs T stimulus package | Trump employs defense powers to force GM to make ventilators | New concerns over virus testing Hillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike MORE (D-Calif.) as a “danger to the president” and a “manic drive by the left-wing Democrats and their handmaidens in the mainstream media to remove him," according to the Sun Sentinel. 

He also jabbed Romney by suggesting he is trying to prepare for another presidential run.

“So, Mitt, there’s no market, there’s no vacuum and there’s no interest,” he said, according to the Sun Sentinel. “You had two chances. We followed you down the road and you led us to defeat.”