New Mueller Filing Pushes Back on Roger Stone Claim About CNN Being Tipped Off to Indictment


A new filing from Robert Mueller‘s office pushes back on Roger Stone‘s claim about CNN being tipped off to his arrest weeks ago.

CNN said scoring the exclusive footage of his arrest was the result of good reporting. Stone himself has dismissed CNN’s explanation and has continued to claim they were tipped off.

A filing in the Stone case today from the special counsel’s office regarding the public release of the indictment against him contains a section, per Politico, rebuking Stone’s comments about CNN:

“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,” prosecutors said in a footnote to their Friday filing.

Prosecutors also noted that CNN has publicly denied having advance knowledge about Stone’s arrest and has said it decided to stake out Stone’s house because of various public clues that his arrest was imminent.

In noting CNN’s denials, the filing links to a piece from CNN’s Brian Stelter last week headlined “Debunking Roger Stone’s anti-CNN conspiracy theory.”

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