Opinion – Last week, Trump ally Roger Stone was awakened by 27 FBI agents in full tactical gear who conducted a pre-dawn raid of his Florida home.

According to Stone he awakened to find the agents congregating on and around his property at 5:45 am, while it was still dark.  They were brandishing assault rifles. Their only purpose was to intimidate.

At least one report had Stone’s wife being paraded out the door in her nightgown.

Newswars, for whom Stone works, published the following report earlier today:

Roger Stone’s neighbor has signed an affidavit claiming they saw the CNN truck pull up 30 minutes before the FBI arrived proving they were tipped off about the raid.

CNN claimed it had observed “unusual grand jury activity,” to explain why they were parked outside Stone’s house in the early morning hours before Mueller’s raid.

They even went as far as to call anybody who questioned their early arrival as “conspiracy theorists.”

While it is “possible” that this was a coincidence, the odds of it being unplanned seem pretty thin to me.

It’s been said that the raid that took down Osama Bin Laden was carried out with less force.

Let that sink in.

Special forces, in a hostile land halfway around the world, operating in a heavily armed environment brought less force with them.

And, here’s the kicker, someone one Mueller’s team alerted CNN so that the full dramatic effect could be beamed across America:

The scene provides a striking contrast with how the DOJ and FBI handled the Clinton team over crimes that approach or meet the definition of treason.

Had Mueller’s team not leaked the pending arrest to CNN, and Mueller really felt that complete body armor and more than two dozen agents armed with assault rifles were necessary to effect the arrest, CNN would’ve been quietly escorted off Stone’s street for their crew’s protection prior to initiating the raid.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s intent was clear, to intimidate Stone as he has so many others who have come into his crosshairs.  To Mueller destroying a man’s life with unnecessary media coverage has been a part of his game for a long time.

As FBI director, Mueller set his sights on biodefense researcher Steven Hatfill following the Anthrax-laced letter scare in the wake of 9/11.

According to the May 2010 issue of The Atlantic:

“In June, agents asked to “swab” his apartment. Hatfill complied, feeling he had nothing to hide. He came home to find reporters and camera crews swarming. TV helicopters orbited overhead. “There’s obviously been a leak,” one of the agents told him.”

By the time Mueller had finished with Hatfill, his investigation had produced zero witnesses, zero evidence, and nothing to show that Hatfill had ever touched anthrax.

The bureau’s case was so poor that not even an indictment of Hatfill could not be secured.

None of that stopped Robert Mueller from focusing on him to the virtual exclusion of other suspects driving Hatfill to the brink of suicide as everyone he knew turned their backs on him.

And, every employer fired Hatfill after being made aware he was the target of the Anthrax investigation.

To many it seemed Mueller would’ve been happy if Hatfill had committed suicide so he could’ve blamed him and closed the case.  Hatfill considered suicide but decided to fight back.

In 2003 Hatfill filed a lawsuit accusing Mueller, the FBI agents involved, and Justice Department officials who led the criminal investigation of leaking information about him to the press in violation of the federal Privacy Act.  In 2008, the government settled Hatfill’s lawsuit for $4.6 million and officially exonerated Hatfill of any involvement in the anthrax attacks.

Fast forward to Roger Stone’s arrest last week and compare Mueller’s tactics and penchant for media coverage.

At worst, if the allegations in the indictment are proven true, Stone would be guilty of a white-collar crime and should’ve been afforded the opportunity to turn himself in.

According to Stone neither he or his attorney was offered that option.  His assertions have not been challenged by anyone involved.

Stone decided he will not be silenced and has been a regular guest on Fox News.  Here he is with Tucker Carlson immediately following his arrest:

Love him or hate him, Roger Stone is a colorful guy and is always worth a listen.

Here’s Stone laying out his case – a more compelling case quite frankly than the nothing burger case Mueller has been pursuing for two years – to Infowars:

If nothing else, Stone is going to make this very interesting.

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