President Trump’s longtime political ally, Roger Stone, was arrested at his home by a dozen heavily armed FBI agents in a pre-dawn raid captured on CNN.
If you did not know that this was a politically motivated arrest, you would think Mr. Stone was a dangerous drug lord from the show of force, the pre-dawn swarming of his home and the complete disregard for his dignity or presumption of innocence.
President Trump has been accused of many things, but militarizing the FBI and turning them into thugs is not among them. Mr. Stone did not resist arrest. Mr. Stone did nothing to warrant this insulting show of force and pre-dawn intimidation that is characteristic of Communist states. Mr. Stone’s offense, until he is proven guilty, is primarily his closeness to a president despised by Washington insiders.
That government forces can be co-opted to emulate KGB tactics in our country is a state of affairs we should all fear. It is also something to which we should demand an end.