Former federal prosecutor Elie Honig on Thursday slapped aside President Donald Trump’s complaints about the way the FBI last week treated his longtime ally, Roger Stone.
During a panel discussion led by CNN’s Kate Bolduan, the host noted that Trump this week questioned whether the FBI went too far in its decision to conduct an early-morning raid on Stone’s house last Friday.
Honig, however, said there was absolutely nothing to question about the FBI’s tactics in this particular case.
“Roger Stone brought this on himself, period,” he said bluntly. “Any time you need to arrest somebody… you have two options as a prosecutor and FBI. You can allow them the courtesy of surrendering at some future time and date, or you can do exactly what was done with Roger Stone. You knock on the door at 6 a.m.”
He then went on to explain that Stone couldn’t have reasonably expected better treatment given the allegations being leveled against him.
“Roger Stone is charged with very strong counts of obstruction, of witness tampering — in the indictment we saw he told the witness, ‘Prepare to die,’ he threatened to kidnap a witness’s dog!” he said. “When you do that kind of thing, you give away the right to that courtesy.”
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NYC comptroller speaks after mother dies of COVID-19: ‘Donald Trump has my mom’s blood on his hands’
New York City comptroller Scott Stringer on Monday blamed President Donald Trump after his mother died from coronavirus complications.
"She believed in government and she raised us to believe in government," Stringer told CNN's Anderson Cooper. "She's got a great story and I'm going to tell it for the rest of my life."
"I've got to tell you, Donald Trump has blood on his hands and he has my mom's blood on his hands," the NYC official added. "And he sent us that hospital [ship] that's right here in New York harbor and no one can get on that hospital, which is something that is just outrageous."
New York morgue adding shelves to refrigerator trucks to hold additional bodies: report
CNN's Miguel Marquez reported this week that a morgue in New York is scrambling to find places to store dead bodies due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Marquez recently visited University Hospital of Brooklyn, where four patients with COVID-19 died in the 40 minutes he was there.
On Monday, Marquez told CNN's John Berman that the hospital's mortuary was taking extreme measures to hold the bodies.
"Right now, their morgue -- their regular morgue -- is overwhelmed," the CNN reporter explained. "They have two semi tractor trailer trucks. They are talking about added shelves to that. Because right now they have all of the bodies on the base of the truck."
Georgia Republican whines about media bias after CNN’s Sciutto busts his state’s governor for COVID-19 ignorance
CNN's Jim Sciutto on Monday grilled Georgia Lt. Gov. Jeff Duncan about Republican Gov. Brian Kemp's stunning ignorance about the coronavirus -- and Duncan responded by whining about the media being unfair.
Kemp last week said that he had just recently learned that it was possible to get infected by COVID-19 from people who had been infected with it but who showed no symptoms of the disease as they unwittingly spread it around to others.
Kemp's admission was shocking because medical professionals for weeks had been warning that asymptomatic people could spread the disease, and Sciutto asked Duncan why it had taken Kemp so long to realize the danger.