Roger Stone indicated to reporters the type of force used in his arrest was significantly excessive.
According to The Huffington Post, Roger Stone, the longtime ally of Donald Trump charged last week by special counsel Robert Mueller, lamented to reporters on Monday that his arrest was handled like that of Osama “bin Laden or El Chapo or Pablo Escobar.”
“I’m 66 years old. I do not own a gun. I do not have a valid passport. I have no prior criminal record. I’m charged with nonviolent process crimes,” Stone said outside his home Monday.
“To storm my house with greater force than was used to take down bin Laden or El Chapo or Pablo Escobar, to terrorize my wife and my dogs … It’s unconscionable.”
Stone made it very clear he would have turned himself in if his lawyers would have been contacted and he would have worn a suit.
It would’ve looked a lot better,” he said, calling his arrest a “raw abuse of power.”
Stone had similar complaints on Sunday, when he griped that law enforcement was using “Gestapo tactics” to demonize him to potential jurors. His arrest, captured by CNN and shown across the country, “was an expensive show of force to try to depict me as public enemy number one,” he said on ABC News’ “This Week.”
While Media outlets and top level Democrats will try to tie this to Russia, the indictment stems from lying to FBI agents about contact with WIKI LEAKS.