Robert Mueller paid a sunrise visit to arrest Roger Stone today shocking no one. Stone is famous for being a political dirty trickster and has been at the center of many controversies.
Stone is kind of like the Forrest Gump of politics – was around for Nixon, helped Reagan, and was involved in the 2000 recount in Florida.
He had a long relationship with Trump dating back to when Stone did lobbying work on behalf of Trump’s casinos.
He was fired (or quit depending on who does the telling) from the Trump campaign early and did not have an official role although Mueller is alleging contact behind the scenes.
CNN has just released footage of the actual arrest which can be seen in the video below but you can hear the FBI yell:
“FBI. Open the door,” one agent yells after pounding on the front door. “FBI warrant!”
Stone appears at the door and confirms that he is Roger Stone wearing sleepwear.
According to Bloomberg: “Stone, 66, faces seven counts: one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness tampering, according to the U.S. Justice Department.”
Sarah Sanders responded to the indictment according to the Hill:
“White House press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday said the arrest of former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has no links to the president.
“The charges brought against Mr. Stone have nothing to do with the president, nothing to do with the White House,” Sanders said on CNN.
Sanders refused to say whether President Trump directed campaign officials to reach out to Stone about stolen Democratic emails published by Wikileaks during the 2016 campaign.
“I haven’t read this document,” she said. “I’m not an attorney. I’m not going to be able to get into the weeds on the specifics.
“FBI. Open the door.”
Watch exclusive CNN footage of the FBI arresting longtime Trump associate Roger Stone. Stone has been indicted by a grand jury on charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller. https://t.co/5QHKDB2mfA pic.twitter.com/UeKo7CmXWo
— CNN (@CNN) January 25, 2019