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CNN airs dramatic footage of FBI arresting Stone

CNN airs dramatic footage of FBI arresting Stone

CNN’s cameras were with FBI agents outside of the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home of longtime Trump associate Roger Stone early Friday morning when he was arrested by the FBI.
Stone has been indicted on seven counts in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, including one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness tampering.
The network captured the moment shortly after 6 a.m. when law enforcement vehicles pulled up in front of Stone’s dark home in Florida.
Roughly a dozen armed officers in heavy tactical gear spread out across Stone’s lawn before an agent began pounding on the door.
“FBI. Open the door,” one agent shouted.
“FBI. Warrant,” another said.
Stone appeared in the entryway moments later.
Longtime Trump associate Roger Stone has been indicted by a grand jury on charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller. He was arrested by the FBI this morning, his lawyer tells CNN.
CNN’s cameras were there as it happened. https://t.co/IWQToxEDhG pic.twitter.com/uxQVpbif6g
— New Day (@NewDay) January 25, 2019
The early morning raid came shortly after the indictment against Stone was unsealed in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
Stone is slated to make his initial appearance in federal court in Fort Lauderdale before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lurana S. Snow at 11 a.m. on Friday.
Stone, who worked as an informal adviser on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, is accused of making “multiple false statements” o the House Intelligence Committee about his interactions regarding “Organization 1.”
The moniker appears to match the description of WikiLeaks, the organization that released hacked Democratic emails before the 2016 election that the U.S. intelligence community later said was used by Russian intelligence agents.
The indictment also says Stone “falsely denied possessing records that contained evidence of these interactions” in his testimony before the committee.
He is the sixth associate of the president to be charged in connection with Mueller’s expansive probe into Russian interference and potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.