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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