However, many people have asked how CNN was there for the crucial moment. Producer David Shortell admitted that he was “waiting” outside Stone’s home at 5am, which was an hour before gung-ho gestapo-like agents took Stone into custody.
Stone was arrested, not for any collusion or coordination with WikiLeaks. He was arrested in a seven-count indictment (ham-sandwich) that includes one count of ‘obstruction,’ one count of ‘witness tampering,’ and five counts of ‘making false statements.’
The former associate of President Trump (way before the campaign, by the way) was arrested in the dark of night, but CNN and the special counsel seem to want Americans to believe that it was just a coincidence that they had film crews there to cover the ‘take down.’
Shortell gave an interview with New Day host Alisyn Camerota after the event. His happiness was barely contained as he explained “we were here at 5am waiting for whatever was going to happen – it was dark – 6am just after the hour about a half dozen police vehicles with sirens….pulled in front of this Ft. Lauderdale home where Roger Stone lives.”
Although there is absolutely nothing to this indictment (as long as Stone didn’t lie to the IRS) that could implicate President Trump, CNN and the left are just bursting with unholy glee. They are thrilled that Robert Mueller has charged the former advisor, but completely leave out the fact that none of these claims are proved, and getting an indictment like this is easy.
When asked why he was outside Stone’s home over an hour before the arrest when neither Stone or his attorney even knew the raid was coming, Shortell claimed that his “reporter’s instinct” was the reason.
Really? Reporter’s instinct?
He explained that he “thought maybe something was happening” because of “unusual Grand Jury activity in Washington DC yesterday.”
Of course, no other news outlet, with reporters in Washington, suspected that this would happen. CNN got the exclusive footage.
Earlier, former Fox News host Greta Van Susteren tweeted that the “FBI obviously tipped off CNN” before the raid, but later retracted it, saying that anyone could have given them the tip.
CNN producer @davidgshortell describes the moment Roger Stone was taken into custody by the FBI. The longtime Donald Trump associate has been indicted by a grand jury on charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller https://t.co/wUJEIkKDTw pic.twitter.com/AJ3JWWSHs3
— CNN (@CNN) January 25, 2019
The arrest comes in the wake of recent congressional testimony transcript releases of a series of FBI/DOJ anti-Trump cabal participants like Lisa Page and James Baker.
Although these violations are horrific, somehow, to the left, the bigger story is the latest special counsel ham-sandwich indictment.