WATCH: Republican tries to turn Whitaker hearing into a pity party for Roger Stone
Roger Stone at Book Signing Party for "The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution". (Cornelius O'Donoghue /

Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, on Friday used a hearing with acting attorney general Matt Whitaker to complain about the alleged mistreatment of longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone.

The Republican congressman suggested that someone in the Department of Justice had leaked information to CNN.

"Are you familiar that a CNN reporter was camped outside of Stone's house when the FBI arrested him?" Collins asked.

"I am aware of that. It was deeply concerning to me how CNN found out about that," Whitaker said.

Collins added that he was concerned that CNN appeared to have been tipped off about the raid. CNN, however, has explained that it had suspected Stone would be arrested because of court activity their reporters had been closely following.

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