The federal government deployed more human assets to nab Roger Stone than it did to get the world’s Number One terrorist.
In a pre-dawn raid — conveniently captured by CNN cameras — FBI agents swarmed Stone’s home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to arrest him for process crimes related to Robert Mueller’s Russia collusion investigation.
After a court hearing, Stone told reporters the raid involved 29 agents and 17 vehicles.
The AP reported on the incident:
Shouting “FBI, open the door,” authorities arrested Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, before dawn Friday in a criminal case that revealed that senior members of the Trump campaign sought to benefit from the release of hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton.
The seven-count indictment against Stone, a self-proclaimed “dirty trickster” with a long history with Trump, is the first criminal case in months from special counsel Robert Mueller. Stone appeared at court in shackles later in the morning, did not enter a plea and was released on a $250,000 bond. …
Prosecutors did not charge Stone with conspiring with WikiLeaks or with the Russian officers Mueller says hacked the emails. Instead it mirrors other Mueller cases in alleging cover-ups and deception, accusing Stone of lying to lawmakers about WikiLeaks, tampering with witnesses and obstructing a congressional probe into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to tip the election.
The Feds sent 4 more humans to get Stone than they did to get Osama bin Laden in 2011.
History.com reports “Operation Neptune Spear” involved 25 Navy SEALs attacking a compound in Pakistan in an attempt to nab the world’s most wanted terrorist.
SEALs killed bin Laden during the raid and left with his remains.