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Lindsey Graham Demands FBI Briefing on “Tactics” Used in Roger Stone Arrest

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is demanding an FBI briefing on the arrest of political adviser Roger Stone who was recently charged by Special Counsel Robert Mueller with obstruction, making false statements, and witness intimidation.

Graham sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray yesterday and expressed his concerns over the tactics used during Stone’s arrest.

Stone was arrested in the early morning last Friday by armed FBI agents in full tactical gear.

In his letter to Wray, Graham wrote, “Although I am sure these tactics would be standard procedure for the arrest of a violent offender, I have questions regarding their necessity in this case.”

He continued, “The American public has had enough of the media circus that surrounds the Special Counsel’s investigation. Yet, the manner of this arrest appears to have only added to the spectacle. Accordingly, I write to seek justification for the tactics used and the timing of the arrest of Mr. Stone.”

Graham requested that the FBI brief the Judiciary Committee by Feb. 5.

Earlier this week, Stone appeared on Fox News’ the Ingraham Angle, and slammed the FBI raid, saying they sent more men to his house than they had to protect the Benghazi compound.

“The whole purpose of this over-the-top raid on my house, in which they sent in more men then were used to protect our compound in Benghazi, was to paint a picture of me coming to poison a jury pool as public enemy number one,” he said.

Former U.S. attorney and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie criticized Mueller’s decision to authorize the FBI raid of Stone’s house, calling it “overkill.”

“I think it’s the wrong thing for prosecutors to do. I think that Mr. Mueller made a mistake in authorizing that, because you’re going to be criticized, and rightfully so, if you’re a prosecutor using those means as a means of intimidation. If you’re using it as a way to protect FBI agents, that’s completely appropriate. And I’ve done it.”

He continued, “…when you get a pound on the door at 6:00 a.m., in the dark and you see a bunch of FBI agents with flak jackets on and semiautomatic weapons, to take somebody out who lied to Congress? To me, that’s overkill.”

Podesta: Hillary WON’T Run for President in 2020

Former Clinton campaign manager John Podesta said the twice-failed presidential candidate is not planning on a 2020 run.

Last night on CNN, Podesta said, “I think this is media catnip. I take her at her word. She’s not running for president.”

“I love her. I wish she was president,” he said. “She would’ve been a great president, but she says she’s not running for president”

On Sunday, CNN White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny said he was told Clinton was planning a 2020 run.

“I’m told by three people that as recently as this week, she was telling people that look, given all this news from the indictments, particularly the Roger Stone indictment, she talked to several people, saying ‘look, I’m not closing the doors to this,” he said.

He continued, “It does not mean that there’s a campaign-in-waiting or a plan in the works.”

Zeleny said that most losing presidential candidates “never totally close the doors to running for president…But I think we have to at least leave our mind open to the possibility that she is still talking about it,” he added. “She wants to take on Trump.”

Roger Stone Pleads Not Guilty in Federal Court to Mueller Charges

Political advisor Roger Stone pleaded not guilty today in federal court to seven charges of obstruction of justice, making false statements to Congress and witness tampering, Fox News is reporting.

Stone appeared in a D.C. federal court in front of Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson and a status hearing was scheduled for Feb. 1.

Fox News reports:

Robinson on Tuesday ordered Stone not to travel anywhere other than Washington, the Eastern District of New York, and the Southern District of Florida while the case is pending. Robinson also said Stone is not permitted to have a passport in his possession or apply for any new passport. Stone was also ordered to return to court “whenever required.”

Stone was arrested last Friday in an early morning FBI raid after being indicted by a grand jury the previous day.

Stone appeared on Fox News’ Hannity last night where he said his indictment was meant to silence him for his support of Trump.

“This is meant to silence me,” he said.

“They’re trying to criminalize legitimate political inquiry. They’re trying to criminalize free speech, which is really what this is about.”

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Congressman Demands DOJ Investigate if CNN was Tipped off to Roger Stone Arrest

Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ) is demanding an investigation into whether or not the FBI tipped off CNN to last week’s arrest of political consultant and Trump supporter, Roger Stone.

In a letter to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Friday, Biggs wrote, “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.”

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The Congressman’s letter continues, “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. This leads me to believe that CNN may have received advance notice of the date and time of the arrest.”

While many conservatives–and President Trump himself–publicly questioned how CNN was able to obtain the footage of the arrest, the network chalked its scoop up to “good instincts” and “luck,” among other things.

Taking to Twitter, CNN communications wrote, “How CNN captured video of the Roger Stone Raid: The product of good instincts, some key clues, more than a year of observing comings at the DC federal courthouse and the special counsel’s office — and a little luck on the timing.”

Biggs requested that the DOJ respond to his inquiry by February 15, and concluded, “An arrest like this is a serious act, not a media spectacle. 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.”

 

Ep. 903 The Democrats Have a Big Problem

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In this episode I address the political problem the Democrats have created for themselves in the shutdown fight. I also address the reason that the Roger Stone indictment is devastating for the collusion narrative. Finally, I address the catastrophe in Venezuela and the liberal effort to cover it up.

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Ep. 902 Mueller Doubles Down on Police State Tactics

In this episode I address the breaking news about the early morning raid of political operative Roger Stone’s house by the Mueller team. Mueller is clearly panicking at this point and I make the case that he is getting desperate by using these tactics. I also cover the increasingly troubling use of technology by governments to spy on citizens.

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Watch: Dan Discusses Roger Stone’s Indictment and the Mueller Witch Hunt

Dan Bongino joined Fox and Friends this morning to discuss Robert Mueller’s indictment of political consultant Roger Stone and slammed the Special Counsel’s probe as a cover-up for “a lot of DOJ and FBI malfeasance.”

“I’ve said from the start I believe this Mueller probe is a cover-up, he said. “I believe the Mueller probe in and of itself was initiated to cover up a lot of DOJ and FBI malfeasance and I find it awfully odd that Mueller is an integral figure in all of this.”

Dan blasted the Special Counsel for using the unverified and salacious anti-Trump dossier as the genesis for the investigation.

“This investigation wouldn’t have existed without a foreign spy producing a document that not one person has been able to verify. And now we have officials on the record saying the case wouldn’t have existed without it. This is a stunning revelation,” he said.

When asked what the White House should think of the news of Stone’s indictment today, Dan replied, “I don’t think they have anything to worry about. Donald Trump did not collude with the Russians. I think it’s clear as day. And I think this is a Mueller witch hunt. And I think they should continue to hammer that. No collusion. There is no collusion.”

Mueller Indicts Roger Stone, Still No Evidence of Collusion

Political advisor Roger Stone has been indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on charges of obstruction, witness tampering, and making false statements.

Fox News reports:

The 24-page indictment alleges that Stone worked to obstruct the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election by making false statements to the committee, denying he had records sought by the committee and persuading a witness to provide false testimony.

About twelve armed FBI officers in tactical gear arrested Stone in an early morning raid at his Florida home.

Stone will make an appearance later today at a federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

On Wednesday night, Stone appeared on Fox News’ show Tucker Carlson Tonight where he vowed he would not lie about President Trump to “ease the pressure on myself.”

“No matter how much pressure they put on me, no matter what they say I will not bear false witness against Donald Trump,” he said. “I will not do what Michael Cohen has done and makeup lies to ease the pressure on myself.”

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Jerome Corsi Files Criminal Complaint Against Mueller, Says he was Pressured to Lie

Former Infowars editor and author Jerome Corsi filed a complaint against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team on Monday, accusing the prosecutors of threatening and coercing him to lie in his testimony.

The complaint states, “Dr. Corsi has been criminally threatened and coerced to tell a lie and call it the truth.”

Fox News reports that the 78-page document was sent to top law enforcement officials including Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

Corsi claims that the special counsel team wanted him to lie and say he acted as a liason between political consultant Roger Stone, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, and the Trump campaign regarding the release of hacked emails from the DNC.

Fox News reports:

The complaint states that Mueller’s office is now “knowingly and deceitfully threatening to charge Dr. Corsi with an alleged false statement,” unless he gives them “false testimony” against Trump and others.

The purported threat of a false statement charge, according to the complaint, pertains to a July 2016 email from Stone asking him to “get to” Assange and get the pending emails.

Corsi’s complaint says he was unable to initially give “accurate” testimony on that point, until he could reload emails on his laptop. The complaint says he later amended his answers. In an interview last week with Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Corsi said Mueller’s team “was happy” with his answers until he couldn’t “give them what they wanted.”

Corsi recently revealed that he was expecting to be indicted by Robert Mueller.

“I fully anticipate that in the next few days I will be indicted by Mueller for some form or other of giving false information to the special counsel or to one of the other grand jury — or however they want to do the indictment,” he said during a live stream.  But I’m going to be criminally charged.”

Corsi claims he received a subpoena from two FBI agents in August and has since handed over two computers and access to his email and Twitter accounts.

He says he was interrogated by investigators and “quizzed” about various specific topics for months.

“Criminals are running the Department of Justice. My crime was that I dared to support Donald Trump,” Corsi said. “And that supporting President Trump, and since 2004 having written 20 books — I guess those were my crimes. I guess I’m going to prison for the rest of my life because I dared to oppose the deep state.”