Whitaker: I’m Concerned Too That CNN Was At Roger Stone’s House For Arrest!

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 08: Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill February 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. Fol... WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 08: Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill February 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. Following a subpoena fight between committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and the Justice Department, Whitaker was questioned about his oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 8, 2019 10:35 a.m.

During a hearing with the House Judiciary Committee on Friday, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said he was concerned that CNN may have been tipped off to the arrest of Trump ally Roger Stone.

“I share your concern with the possibility that a media outlet was tipped off to Mr. Stone’s either indictments or arrest before it was made — that information was available to the public,” Whitaker said when asked by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) about a right-wing conspiracy theory that CNN was made aware that the FBI was about to arrest Roger Stone.

Collins asked Whitaker if he was aware of anyone in the Justice Department sharing information about Stone’s arrest beforehand. Whitaker replied that he was not aware of any advance communication.

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