FBI’s show of force, in Roger stone’s arrest spurs criticism of Müller-tactics

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The FBI’s pre-dawn arrest of President Trump, the ex-the adviser Roger stone in his house in Florida, prompted critics to again question the tactics of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, after more than a dozen secret agent tactical gear, dressed up Rob, stone-feature Friday.

Stone, 66, was in custody early Friday after the youth sentence of a federal grand jury a day earlier as part of Mueller’s investigation into the Russian interference and possible collusion with trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential elections. CNN, which was convenient stake-out, stone-Fort Lauderdale, work at home, released video of the arrest, which showed that a team of FBI agents with guns banging on the stone at the door and demand that he come outside.


“At the crack of dawn, 29, FBI agents arrived at my house with 17 vehicles, with lights flashing, if you could have contacted my lawyer,” stone said after a court appearance on Friday. “But the FBI agents were extraordinarily polite.”

Stone will appear on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Friday at 8 p.m. ET.

Stone’s lawyer added that the arrest was a “spectacle”.

“A SWAT team search the house, scaring his wife, scaring the dogs—it was totally unnecessary,” Stone’s lawyer said. “A phone call would have done the work, and he would be released. Mr stone has nothing to hide.”

The arrest operation drew scrutiny on social media—even from a President Trump, who said “Border coyotes, drug dealers and human traffickers to be treated better,” and the question, “who are alerted to CNN, there?”

A Federal law enforcement source told Fox News on Friday, the operation was a “standard” for a house to arrest. The source said, Fox News, home arrests usually take place in the early hours of the morning with a team of FBI agents in protective clothing, adding that stone was the situation, “nothing out of the ordinary.”

A former senior justice Department official, now-white-collar-criminal attorney with Ifrah Law, James Trusty, told Fox News that while the usual procedure in white collar cases, would have a Federal Prosecutor to contact the defendant’s lawyer, stone charges, sparked a different approach.

“It shows that there is either a basic distrust of Mr stone, possibly due to the witnesses, the Manipulation, or that it was a real glitch with his lawyer,” Trusty said Friday. “The wild card here is that in the collection of the stone with a form of obstruction of justice, the Miller’s team is different than the typical white-collar investigations.”

He added: “If the FBI and the Müller-team think Stone is in witness tampering, then there is a noticeable motion of censure, which would you call more on the side of surprise, rather than a free phone.”


The 24-page indictment released claiming early Friday that the stone worked for a disability of the House Intelligence Committee, to deny the examination in the Russian interference in the election in 2016 on the basis of false information to the Committee, he had been looking for records by the Committee and convince a witness to a false statement.

The indictment is not stone charged with the conspiracy with WikiLeaks anti-secrecy website published the E-Mails, or with the Russian officers, Müller says hacked. Instead of Manipulation, obstruction and making false statements about his interactions in connection with WikiLeaks’ publication throws him in front of witnesses.

But the former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia Joseph diGenova blasted the tactic as “outrageous”.

“I am appalled that the U.S. Department of justice, have allowed the Ministry and the FBI, to surrender to a vindictive use of the arrest in a non-violent case with a defendant who was ready,” diGenova, who has unofficially an Advisor to the President, while Russia’s investigation, told Fox News. “This is an abuse of power and the vindictive nature underlines it by the fact that CNN warned before the time.”

He added: “For those of us who are already prosecutors and criminal mob followed figures, drug dealers and terrorists—these are the people for whom these aggressive tactics are reserved. Not a Roger stone.”

“Make no mistake,” he said. “This was designed to be vindictive and intimidating.”


DiGenova compared the FBI to the arrest of stone to the office of the morning’s RAID, last summer, the home of the former trump-campaign-Chairman Paul Manafort.

Stone on Friday said he would plead not guilty to the charges against him by the special counsel’s team, and said he “hopes to, is fully confirmed.”

“I think this is a politically motivated investigation,” stone said on Friday. “There is no circumstance whatsoever under which I up is false witness against the President, I’m going to make.”


Stone served as a consultant for trump for years before Trump ran for President. He left Trump’s campaign in August 2015, but in regular contact with, and to the public the trump campaign support in the 2016 presidential elections.

Mueller’s investigation, which originally ordered to look into the 2016 election, has the year, more than one and one-half. It expanded to probe financial crimes of the trump had employees prior to the election, is in talks Trump national security adviser with the Russians during the transition and whether or not Trump justice interferes with his statements and actions in connection with the probe.

Twenty-six of the Russian state were entrusted to relatives, and three Russian companies, with a meddling in the 2016 presidential elections. But none of the trump-to Trump employees were charged with crimes in connection with the arrangement.


Other beliefs, among other things, the former national security Advisor, Michael Flynn and former campaign adviser to George Papadopoulos, the well-known both guilty of making false statements in 2017. Former campaign Advisor to Rick Gates in the year 2018, pleaded guilty, and former campaign Chairman, Paul Manafort, was convicted and later pleaded guilty in a separate financial crime, case, dating back to before the election of 2016.

The former trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to false information in the application of Müller in November. Alex van der Zwaan, a London-based lawyer, pleaded guilty to making false statements this year, and Richard Pinedo, a California man who pleaded guilty to identity fraud in the year 2018.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas and Jake Gibson contributed to this report.

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