Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Friday night aired video of the FBI’s arrest of President Trump’s longtime advisor Roger Stone, questioning the agency’s show of force– and why a CNN electronic camera crew was at the scene an hour before authorities arrived simply before dawn on Jan. 25.
” Previously the only public video footage of the raid originated from CNN, which in some way knew to get here one hour prior to the FBI arrived,” Carlson said, before showing a clip of Performing Lawyer General Matthew Whitaker being inquired about CNN’s presence at the raid during a congressional hearing.
” It was deeply concerning to me as to how CNN discovered out about that,” Whitaker stated.
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Security footage reveals an SUV with a CNN cameraman parked throughout the street from Stone’s Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home. The cameraman got out and started filming when FBI personnel arrived an hour later on.
Carlson likewise differed with the method the raid was carried out.
A team of 29 greatly armed FBI representatives in tactical equipment came to the residence and pounded on the front door, the video footage shows. Stone, 66, is seen barefoot and wearing a black Tee shirts emblazoned with the phrase “Roger Stone did absolutely nothing incorrect.” He comes out with his hands raised above his head and is put in handcuffs.
” The footage illustrates what you ‘d anticipate if the FBI raided the home of a Mexican drug lord, perhaps even SEAL Group 6 entering into [Osama] bin Laden’s substance,” Carlson said.
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The show of force has prompted criticism of the methods of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office. Stone pleaded not guilty later that day to making incorrect declarations to Congress about contacts with WikiLeaks throughout the 2016 governmental project.
Like many conservatives, Carlson has raised suspicions that Stone’s arrest was politically inspired.
” The FBI and their water providers in business media informs us, ‘Absolutely prevalent.’ ‘By the book.’ “Occurs all the time,'” Carlson stated as he ended his sector.