CNN airs dramatic footage of FBI arresting Stone

CNN’s cameras were with FBI agents outside of the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home of longtime Trump associate Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneThe FBI should turn off the FARA faucet Michael Cohen on Giuliani's legal fees: He won't get 'two cents' from Trump Cohen on Giuliani: 'Chickens coming home to roost' MORE early Friday morning when he was arrested by the FBI.

Stone has been indicted on seven counts in connection with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's investigation: one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements and one count of witness tampering. 


The network captured the moment shortly after 6 a.m. when law enforcement vehicles pulled up in front of Stone’s dark home in Florida.

Roughly a dozen armed officers in heavy tactical gear spread out across Stone’s lawn before an agent began pounding on the door.

“FBI. Open the door,” one agent shouted.

“FBI. Warrant,” another said.

Stone appeared in the entryway moments later.


The early morning raid came shortly after the indictment against Stone was unsealed in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

Stone is slated to make his initial appearance in federal court in Fort Lauderdale before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lurana S. Snow at 11 a.m. on Friday. 

Stone, who worked as an informal adviser on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, is accused of making “multiple false statements” to the House Intelligence Committee about his interactions regarding "Organization 1."

The moniker appears to match the description of WikiLeaks, the organization that released hacked Democratic emails before the 2016 election that the U.S. intelligence community later said were originally stolen by Russian intelligence agents.  

The indictment also says Stone "falsely denied possessing records that contained evidence of these interactions" in his testimony before the committee. 

He is the sixth associate of the president to be charged in connection with Mueller's expansive probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.