Fox News’ Tucker Carlson interviewed Roger Stone on Friday night following his arrest earlier that morning by FBI agents after being indicted in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
“Stone has been indicted on seven counts: five counts of making false statements, one count of witness tampering, and one count of obstruction,” The Daily Wirereported. “None of the charges include conspiring with Russian agents or WikiLeaks; instead, they are charges related to the process of the investigation, as is the case with most of the charges thus far brought by Mueller.”
The FBI raid on Stone’s home happened at approximately 6 a.m. and was recorded by CNN, who claimed that they were at the property because of their “reporter’s instinct.”
Nobody, not even CNN, believes that CNN sent a full camera crew to a single house in South Florida before dawn because it noticed “unusual grand jury activity” (which by law is secret) in…Washington, D.C. It was tipped by someone in law enforcement, and everybody knows it.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) January 25, 2019
“First of all, it’s disconcerting that CNN was aware that I would be arrested before my lawyers were informed,” Stone told Carlson. “That’s disturbing.”
Stone highlighted multiple reasons that he believed that the raid was excessive use of force including the fact that he was released just hours later on bond.
Immediately after being released on bond, Stone said that he would not testify against the president because that would require him to lie. Stone also denied working in any way with the Russians to help get Trump elected and also denied that anyone in the Trump campaign told him to contact WikiLeaks.