Roger Stone Says FBI Handled Him Worse Than Osama Bin Laden: ‘It is Unconscionable’

“I’m 66 years previous. I don’t personal a gun. I shouldn’t have a sound passport. I’ve no prior legal document. I’m charged with nonviolent course of crimes,” Stone stated outdoors his dwelling Monday.

“To storm my home with higher pressure than was used to take down bin Laden or El Chapo or Pablo Escobar, to terrorize my spouse and my canines … It’s unconscionable.”

Stone’s arrest has little in frequent with the seize of the boys he cited. He was woken up by an FBI SWAT group and escorted outdoors his dwelling by brokers, who later introduced him earlier than a choose.

Bin Laden was shot to dying by Navy SEALS. The newest arrest of El Chapo, the infamous drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, concerned a raid by 17 Mexico Particular Forces marines with assist from the Mexican Military and the Federal Police. Escobar, aka the King of Cocaine, was killed in a shootout after he escaped from jail.

Stone stated that he would have surrendered and worn a go well with and tie for his mugshot if his attorneys had been contacted.

“It might’ve seemed so much higher,” he stated, calling his arrest a “uncooked abuse of energy.”

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Stone had comparable complaints on Sunday, when he griped that regulation enforcement was utilizing “Gestapo ways” to demonize him to potential jurors. His arrest, captured by CNN and proven throughout the nation, “was an costly present of pressure to attempt to depict me as public enemy primary,” he stated on ABC Information’ “This Week.”

The indictment accuses Stone of speaking “to senior Trump Marketing campaign officers” about WikiLeaks and offering “data it might need had that will be damaging” to Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s marketing campaign earlier than the election. The indictment additionally says Stone was “contacted by senior Trump Marketing campaign officers to inquire about future releases” of data by WikiLeaks.

Grant Smith, Stone’s legal professional, stated a press release there was no collusion with Russia and the fees are “a transparent try at silencing” Stone. 

Stone stated on Friday that he was “falsely accused” and thinks the investigation is “politically motivated.” He’s scheduled to look in federal court docket in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.