The FBI executed an early morning raid on the home of Roger Stone, arresting the former Trump campaign adviser for allegedly communicating with the campaign about Democratic Party emails acquired by Wikileaks. The indictment charges Stone with one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, one count of witness tampering, and five counts of making false statements, and it alleges that Stone threatened a man’s dog and made Godfather references in his instructions to “Person 2,” Pacifica radio host and comedian Randy Credico. Stone’s arrest itself comes as no surprise (“Stone has said himself he expected to be indicted by Mueller,” notes Axios), but CNN’s video of the arrest seems to have ignited additional interest. CNN was there for the whole Fort Lauderdale, Florida, affair, which has media Twitter speculating about who tipped the network off. “It’s possible this tip-off came from FBI rather than Mueller’s office, but either way, nobody should be comfortable having law enforcement engineer with media outlets the filming of someone’s arrest at their home like a reality TV circus,” The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald said this morning. “CNN either acted on a tip…or had been camped out there (either is good journalism.),” tweeted Greta Van Susteren…. Read full this story
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