Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said Roger Stone's dramatic early morning arrest last week was "an American nightmare," and the former Trump adviser likely is in "a lot of trouble."

Stone was taken into custody in Florida on Friday after being indicted by a federal grand jury the day before on charges of obstruction, making false statements and witness tampering.

Napolitano hosted Stone on his Fox Nation program "Liberty File" to describe the arrest and the "over-the-top" intimidation tactics used by authorities.

Stone said he would have voluntarily turned himself in, but he was not given the opportunity. Instead, 29 heavily armed agents in 17 vehicles descended on his property early Friday morning, which he described as a "surreal experience."

"This is jackboots in the morning. This is an American nightmare that they would arrest somebody like this," Napolitano said on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday, explaining that Stone is not charged with violent crimes, has no criminal past and is not a flight risk.


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He said they went after Stone with this kind of "firepower" to intimidate him and to send a message to the public that Stone must be a "bad guy."

Noting that Stone has made the media rounds since his arrest, Napolitano predicted that prosecutors will ask for a gag order and U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson will probably grant it.

"Which means this person who makes his living by going on television and radio and expressing an opinion will not be able to do so if he's talking about himself," Napolitano said.

As for how much trouble Stone could be facing, Napolitano said the indictment is a little "thin," but he's still "in a lot of trouble."

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