Longtime Trump ally Roger Stone is criticizing CNN after one of its contributors called him a "dandy" while discussing the prospect of Stone being raped in prison.
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Speaking on the potential of Stone going to prison, CNN contributor David Gergen speculated Wednesday: "Roger Stone must also worry that if he goes there, he is seen as something of a dandy. Will he be physically safe? Will he be subject to rape? There must be a lot of things going through his mind."
In a statement to The Daily Caller, Stone responded, "Not only was CNN tipped off in advance of my arrest, allowed to video it from 25 feet away while the street was cleared, clearly had a draft copy of my indictment while it was still sealed, but now both Jake Tapper and David Gergen have salivated over the prospect that I could be raped in prison."
"These people are demons," he added.
Stone is currently on trial for seven federal charges resulting from the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. CNN was the only media outlet present to cover Stone's arrest last month, staking out his house ahead of a pre-dawn FBI raid. The report sparked speculation that the network might have been tipped off.
Shorty after the indictment, CNN anchor Jake Tapper quipped on air that Stone "might like it" if he were sent to prison. The Daily Caller reported that "some took the remark to be homophobic."
On Thursday, Stone appeared in court to answer for posting a now-deleted photo on Instagram, which allegedly showed a picture of the judge in his case with crosshairs hovering above her head.