Newly released surveillance footage from former Trump adviser Roger Stone's home shows CNN arriving about an hour before a fleet of trucks filled with heavily armed agents arrived to arrest the 66-year-old.
The video shows multiple views of the agents, outfitted in tactical vests and night-vision googles, pounding on the door of Stone's Fort Lauderdale home and pointing their flashlight-equipped M-16s at him as he steps outside, immediately placing his hands up in surrender.More news: Apple iPad is on sale right now at Target and Amazon
Stone faces charges of making false statements to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's role in the 2016 USA election and whether Trump's campaign conspired with Moscow.
Stone was ultimately hit with one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements and one count of witness tampering, according to the Washington Post.More news: Facebook acquires virtual search start-up to grow its AI | newkerala.com #99507
All of the men have a side arm holstered on their waists.
The CNN video showed Federal Bureau of Investigation agents banging loudly on the door announcing that they were the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "On the ground was a large metal device used to break down a door which was unnecessary", Stone told Sinclair Broadcast Group. It looks like a high-stakes raid, but CNN's cameraman is still 40 feet away filming it all. But it wasn't CNN that scored an exclusive video of Stone being walked from the home by agents. "Stone's either indictment or arrest before. that information was available to the public". The case is against Roger Jason Stone Jr.More news: Leeds teenager Clarke taken to hospital after touchline treatment
Lawyers for Stone, a political consultant who has made a career out of attention-seeking, bare-knuckles politics, say in a new court filing that any limits on their client's public comments would infringe on his First Amendment right to free speech. "Because if it was given through normal channels, every media outlet would have been there, but only one was".