Senator to Question FBI in Arrest of Trump Ally

Senator to Question FBI in Arrest of Trump Ally

The question about CNN is in response to the network capturing exclusive footage of the arrest, which led many to wonder how CNN got the footage in the first place and whether they were tipped off.

Stone was arrested early Friday morning at his South Florida home in an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid that Stone and his allies have cast as an unnecessary "abuse of power".

Roger Stone, a former strategist for Donald Trump, stated in an interview with The Daily Caller that he never discussed the pending release of WikiLeaks materials, including data from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) server, with Trump in 2016.

Stone was indicted under seal on January 24 in the special counsel's investigation.

Stone, in accord with his trademark political theatrics, compared the raid of his Florida home to the arrest of Mexican druglord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and the Navy SEALs raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

The FBI and special counsel's office declined to comment.

Stone also has complained about the FBI's actions, saying agents "terrorized my wife and my dogs". "Stone's attorneys", Graham, a South Carolina Republican, wrote FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday. Stone at his home in the early morning hours, rather than working through his attorneys to permit him to surrender voluntarily?

Graham said in the letter that he supports Mueller's investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian Federation during the 2016 election but was "leery" that such tactics were needed because Stone expected to be indicted and was "apparently willing to surrender voluntarily".

"I am sure these tactics would be standard procedure for the arrest of a violent offender, I have questions regarding their necessity in this case", Mr. Graham wrote. "Accordingly, I write to seek justification for the tactics used and the timing of the arrest of Mr. Stone".

Stone has been charged with witness tampering, obstruction and lying to Congress in Mueller's investigation. He has appeared on TV several times since his arrest.

CNN has claimed that its reporters saw a flurry of activity at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., last week and guessed Stone may have been indicted. He faces up to 20 years in prison if found guilty, but Stone insists he's innocent and has pledged to fight the charges.

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