Judge Andrew Napolitano: Roger Stone’s arrest and our government’s Gestapo-like behavior

President Trump’s long-time advisor Roger Stone was infamously arrested by 29 FBI agents and U.S. Marshals last month in a pre-dawn raid on his Florida home which was aired live on national cable television by CNN.

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Since then, the Department of Justice has been severely criticized for an expensive and brutal and needless show of force in a non-violent case in which Stone was represented by counsel known to the government; was not armed; does not own a gun; was not a flight risk; and was not a danger to society.

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO: THE ROGER STONE ARREST AND YOUR GOVERNMENT

The federal magistrate judge, before whom his captors brought him shortly after his arrest, apparently agreed with the critics of the government’s Gestapo-like behavior as the judge required only Mr. Stone’s written promise to show up in court as bail – no cash, no bond, no property required.

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Since his release, Stone has been defending himself aggressively in the media. Last week, those aggressive defenses were criticized somewhat by the trial judge in his case. She has threatened to impose a gag order in the case at the end of this week.

Before she does so, I have some questions for Roger Stone.

Adapted from Judge Andrew Napolitano’s monologue for “Liberty File” on Fox Nation.

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Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is the senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel. 

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