"Until now the only public footage of the raid came from CNN, which somehow knew to arrive one hour before the Federal Bureau of Investigation got there", Carlson said, before showing a clip of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker being asked about CNN's presence at the raid during a congressional hearing. He also deployed the classic "I'm less famous than Kim Kardashian" defense. He has pleaded not guilty to the seven criminal charges.
Like many conservatives, Carlson has raised suspicions that Stone's arrest was politically motivated.
Stone's legal team, which includes Bruce Rogow, a noted First Amendment attorney who previously represented the rap group 2 Live Crew in an obscenity case, also urged Jackson not to curtail speech based on "conjecture or speculation" about its possible impact on jurors.
Stone, who remains free on $250,000 bond, has denied having any direct contact with WikiLeaks. His shirt, ironically, reads "Roger Stone did nothing wrong".
It is not uncommon for federal agents to raid a home with heavy force, even if the target is not suspected of committing a violent crime. But in a separate filing Friday, Stone argued prosecutors have not produced sufficient evidence to show the relation.
They requested that his criminal matter be randomly reassigned to another judge, because they say it was unfairly lumped together with a case that special counsel Robert Mueller brought against 12 Russian military intelligence agents for allegedly hacking the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton presidential campaign during the 2016 election.
It is unclear when the judge will rule. Prosecutors will respond to him about this next week. Twenty minutes later, the same camera shows agents leading Roger Stone back into his house.
"Roger Stone's middle name is Joseph, not Jason", the attorneys wrote to the judge.
The special counsel's office declined to comment.