BREAKING: Judicial Watch Requests DOJ – IG Investigation Into Mueller Deep State Leaks to CNN on Stone Raid and to Buzzfeed Hacks
On Wednesday Roger Stone’s attorneys filed legal documents on how the Mueller Special Counsel illegally leaked documents to CNN, which lead to their “stake out” in front of Stone’s South Florida home an hour before the FBI arrived on scene.
For weeks, CNN insisted their presence at Roger Stone’s home ahead of the FBI’s pre-dawn raid was a combination of “luck” and good reporting. They described the filming of Stone’s arrest the result of watching “unusual grand jury activity” in the days leading up to January 25th.
However, we at The Gateway Pundit reported exclusively how the metadata on a draft copy of the indictment obtained by a CNN reporter and sent to Roger’s attorney after his arrest showed a save date of two days prior to the January 25th unsealing of the court documents following the Stone’s arrest.
On Wednesday Judicial Watch called on the Department of Justice Office of the Inspectory General (IG) to investigate the Mueller Deep State leaks to allies at CNN and Buzzfeed.
Judicial Watch announced today that it sent an official complaint to the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General (IG) calling for investigations into leaks of information about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The complaint asks for an investigation of any leaks to CNN about the controversial raid on the home of Roger Stone and for leaks to Buzzfeed suggesting that President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.
On January 25, 2019, CNN was the only media outlet to be present and shooting exclusive footage of the swat-team type raid by the FBI when it arrested former trump associate Roger Stone at his home in Florida. Though CNN has claimed that its being on site in the dark of night was merely a matter of “good instincts,” Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told a congressional committee last week that “It was deeply concerning to me as to how CNN found out about that.”
In its complaint, Judicial Watch points out that an Inspector General investigation is required due to an apparent violation of “Limited Official Use” information, which is “unclassified information of a sensitive, proprietary or personally private nature which must be protected against release to unauthorized individuals, and this term is prescribed for use within the Department to signify such information.”
On January 17, 2019, Buzzfeed published an article titled “President Trump Directed His Attorney Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress About the Moscow Tower Project.” In the article, the authors reveal that they were given information “according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter.” Mueller’s office, in a rare public rebuke, later disputed the story:
BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate.
In its complaint, Judicial Watch asks for an investigation into the BuzzFeed question and “equal application of the law,” considering “former FBI Director James Comey launched a federal leak investigation following comments made by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani … suggesting that he had advance knowledge gleaned from federal agents of the reopening of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation resulting from the discovery of Mrs. Clinton’s emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.”
“The Justice Department IG must immediately investigate leaks that place law enforcement at risk and are designed to lawlessly destroy President Trump,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Deep State opponents of President Trump shouldn’t be allowed to break the law to advance their effort to overthrow the president.”