Mueller's Team Denies Media Collusion

  • 2019-02-23
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Mueller's Team Denies Media Collusion
By The White House from Washington, DC (P072012PS-0298) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors vehemently denied new allegations from Trump confidant Roger Stone that they leaked news of his imminent indictment to CNN. (Fox News)
 

“The Special Counsel’s Office is aware of no information indicating that reporters were given any advance knowledge of a possible indictment from the Special Counsel’s office,” the filing states.

Stone’s legal team had filed a motion in federal court claiming his indictment had been leaked after CNN was the only network to stake out Stone's Fort Lauderdale home when he was arrested before dawn last month. CNN later aired video of the arrest that showed a team of FBI agents with guns banging on Stone’s door and demanding that he come outside.

The arrest operation drew scrutiny from President Trump, who questioned on Twitter, “who alerted CNN to be there?”

 

CNN has denied being tipped off to the arrest, claiming they knew to be there because of “good reporting.” If that is the case, reporters have noted CNN was remarkably lucky in guessing when Stone might be arrested.

 
The filing from Mueller's office accuses Stone of saying without evidence that prosecutors conspired with elements of the media to maximize his embarrassment.
 Source: AAN
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