Opinion| Almost every honest member of the news media was asking the same question after 29 FBI agents, most armed with fully automatic weapons, raided 66 year old, Roger Stone’s Florida home last week.

A reporter for CNN just happened to be on the scene for the pre-dawn raid to film the event.  The footage soon went viral in the aftermath of the raid

Breitbart’s rising star, Joshua Caplan reported the details:

“Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) on Friday sent a letter to the Department of Justice asking for an investigation into whether details of political operative Roger Stone’s indictment were leaked to the media ahead of his dramatic pre-dawn arrest.

CNN’s cameras were staked outside Stone’s Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home when over a dozen heavily armed FBI agents arrested him shortly after 6:00 a.m. EST. According to CNN crime and justice producer David Shortell, the network set up a crew outside the home after “noticing unusual grand jury activity” in connection to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe the day prior.

However, Biggs, a member of the Freedom Caucus and ally of the president, isn’t buying CNN’s assertion.

“On January 25th, FBI agents executed an arrest warrant on Roger Stone pursuant to a grand jury indictment in the District of Columbia. At approximately 5:59 a.m. CNN’s morning show ‘New Day’ posted a tweet with a video showing FBI agents in full tactical gear executing the arrest of Mr. Stone,” the Arizona Republican wrote.

“It is hard to believe that this reporter and camera crew showed up at the home of Mr. Stone, on the right day at the right time, on a hunch,” he continued. “This leads me to believe that CNN may have received advance notice of the date and time of the arrest.”

Biggs then said that it would be “highly inappropriate” and “damaging to the credibility” of the FBI if bureau officials tipped off CNN. “An arrest like this is a serious act, not a media spectacle,” Biggs continued. “We ask that you investigate whether federal law enforcement officers leaked information about the arrest of Mr. Stone to members of the media in advance and what – if any – rules, regulations, court orders, or laws were broken in the process.”

I don’t think anyone in their right mind is buying this excuse.  The odds of this being the case seem to be off the charts.

Many, including Stone himself was disgusted with the fact that so much force was used to bring in the public figure, who maintains a very public persona and has not been hiding. Stone himself had stated:  “I’m 66 years old, I do not own a gun, I do not have a valid passport, I have no prior criminal record, I’m charged with nonviolent process crimes,” he confessed to the media. “To storm my house with greater force than was used to take down bin Laden or El Chapo or Pablo Escobar, it’s unconscionable.”

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