Judicial Watch Sues DOJ For Roger Stone Raid Documents – Demands Communications Between FBI, Mueller’s Team and CNN
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Thursday it filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department for records of the planning and preparation of the pre-dawn raid of Roger Stone’s Fort Lauderdale home.
Judicial Watch is also seeking communications between Mueller’s office, the FBI and CNN about the raid.
Via Judicial Watch:
The suit was filed after the Special Counsel’s Office failed to respond to a FOIA request dated January 25, 2019, and the FBI failed to respond to two separate FOIA requests on January 25, 2019, and February 1, 2019.
- The January 2019 FOIA request to the Special Counsel’s Office sought all records of communications between SCO officials – and representatives CNN – regarding the January 25, 2019, arrest of Stone. Judicial Watch also asked for all records of communications between SCO officials or people acting on their behalf communicating with CNN regarding the arrest of Stone.
- The January 2019 FOIA request to the FBI sought all records of communications from government or commercial sources between officials in the offices of the FBI Director, FBI Deputy Director, Office of General Counsel, Office of Public Affairs, and/or the FBI Miami Field Office – and representatives of CNN – regarding Stone’s arrest.
- The February 2019 FOIA request to the FBI sought all planning materials used in preparation arrest and raid, as well as communications between the FBI Director, Deputy Director, Director’s Chief of Staff, and Executive Assistant Director for the Criminal Division. Judicial Watch also asked for all records of communications between the Special Agent in Charge of the Miami Field Office regarding the arrest and/or raid on the home of Roger Stone.
CNN just so happened to be hanging around with a full camera crew at Roger Stone’s Fort Lauderdale, Florida home prior to the FBI arriving to conduct a pre-dawn raid of the Trump confidante’s home.
CNN was the only camera crew on the scene of the FBI raid on Roger Stone’s home — they claimed it was just a hunch and good instincts that led them to Stone’s home the morning of the raid.
“It’s reporter’s instinct,” Shortell said shortly after the raid, according to the Washington Examiner.
Roger Stone told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that CNN knew about his impending raid and arrest even before his own attorney! “It’s disconcerting that CNN was aware that I would be arrested before my lawyers were informed. So, that’s disturbing,” Stone said.
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton blasted the Deep State-FBI-CNN raid on Roger Stone.
“This was a simple request for information about any leaks to CNN regarding the controversial raid and arrest of Roger Stone. That we’re being stonewalled suggests that someone has something to hide,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Judicial Watch is investigating the investigators, and it’s time for them to come clean.”
Fitton is correct — the FBI is certainly hiding something.
The FBI on Tuesday rejected a FOIA request from The Federalist for emails sent to and from CNN the day of the pre-dawn raid of Roger Stone where CNN just so happened to be camping out.
“Please provide all e-mails sent to or received from any account with a ‘cnn.com’ domain from January 24, 2019 through January 25, 2019,” The Federalist wrote in its FOIA request.
In a separate FOIA request, The Federalist specifically asked for any and all FBI emails on the day of Stone’s raid sent to/from Josh Campbell.
Recall, Josh Campbell (pictured below) is James Comey’s former FBI-aide-turned-law-enforcement analyst for CNN.
The FBI also rejected the FOIA request on Josh Campbell’s emails — how convenient.
The Gateway Pundit obtained exclusive documents in early February showing CNN was tipped off on the Roger Stone raid.
Documents obtained exclusively by The Gateway Pundit show a copy of the draft indictment without the PACER filing number or official stamps of the court, with metadata on the document identifying it as being authored by “AAW”, who was suspected to be then-lead Special Counsel prosecutor Andrew Weissmann.
Stone’s attorneys asked both the House and Senate Judiciary Committees to investigate these leaks and provide answers to the American people on how someone could have obtained sealed grand jury indictments.
As usual, the FBI is covering up their corruption and ongoing problem of unauthorized leaks to the media.
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