The left pounced as reports broke the news that Roger Stone had been arrested by FBI agents, but many questioned one glaring omission.
The former political adviser to President Trump was arrested Friday after being indicted by a federal grand jury on seven counts including obstruction, making false statements and witness tampering in the ongoing investigation into Russian collusion.
Even as some questioned how CNN was on-scene at the pre-dawn arrest of the 66-year-old Trump ally at his Florida home, “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy asked, in looking at the charges leveled against Stone, “Where is the Russian collusion?”
The 24-page indictment released by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office alleged that Stone made false statements to the House Intelligence Committee in its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election as well as questioning his knowledge of hacked Democrat emails released by WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign. Stone has denied the accusations and the indictment does not actually charge him with working with WikiLeaks.
“Everyone was speculating, ‘When is the investigation going to be complete? When is the special counsel going to wrap everything up?’” Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt wondered on Friday. “What does this mean for that now? Does this mean it drags out for even more months? Because there were already rumors that it could end in February, that he could be turning in his findings in February—who knows?”
“When you look at these seven counts from the grand jury: Obstruction of an official investigation, false statements to Congress, and perhaps witness tampering, once again, where is the Russia collusion?” co-host Doocy demanded.
“Right, is it a process crime based on the investigation,” co-host Ed Henry interjected.
After more than a year and half, Mueller’s investigation has looked into Trump associates and their alleged financial crimes before the election as well as a collection of false statement charges. None, however, were charged with crimes related to collusion – a fact that resurfaced as news broke about Stone.
THE ROGER STONE INDICTMENTS (7)*
But, NO COLLUSION?!#Subtweets
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) January 25, 2019
And while the left will mock those questioning the lack of evidence for collusion, the question remains.
STILL NO COLLUSION. #WitchHunt
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) January 25, 2019
Mueller special counsel indicts Roger Stone on charges that don’t involve collusion between @RealDonaldTrump campaign and Russia.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) January 25, 2019
Stone was arrested on a process crime and not Russian collusion. https://t.co/np8WVQNh4v
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) January 25, 2019
Angry Twitter users demanded answers to the same question, and pointed out liberals’ double standard.
Was Robert Mueller elected as a 4th branch of government ? Where is the Russian Collusion ?
— Philip Lippard (@plippard) January 25, 2019
Yes where is the collusion? pic.twitter.com/pgLOH55Pn4
— Nikhil (@Nikhil_Laksh) January 25, 2019
So still no Russia collusion yet so to save face made up lame charges are brought. Somebody needs to stop this, where is investigation into democrats ? Corruption
— John (@WorldOfTruth1) January 25, 2019
@realDonaldTrump we American people are not willing to finance a political arrest for anything else than the Russian collusion.
This is screwing bs.. Where is the new AG.. Hello Bill Clinton meeting Loretta Lynce on a airport Tarmat when Hillary was under investigation??? OMG
— Steven Storms (@Stevenstorms22) January 25, 2019
I would like to know where’s the investigation for Obama and Hillary Clinton secretly spying on President Trumps campaign. The fake dossier Hillary Clinton bought and paid for to the Russians. The FBI conspiracy to overthrow Trump with this fake Russian collusion where is it WTF
— Rick Montoya ?? (@MONTOYA_R1) January 25, 2019
Where is the Russian collusion? Nowhere.
— William Harrington (@billyharry1) January 25, 2019
Hardly a conspiracy..Its all there in black and white.
FBI & DOJ is where the real collusion happened.
— Sandy Dubowski (@TheDube44) January 15, 2019
WHERE IS THE COLLUSION TEDDY? YOU WITH ALL THE ANSWERS! pic.twitter.com/NEaDVYT8VY
— Michael C Walsh (@MichaelCWalsh1) January 25, 2019
If this GESTAPO tactic was used against Hillary and the Obama admin the whole lot of them would be in GITMO currently. How in the hell are all these non politicians shaken down, but none of the career politicians who we KNOW defrauded the American people?
— Zoe Warren (@GodsPlainTruth) January 25, 2019
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