Cloner plugin redirects into a loop after cloning multisite

I have cloned my live site to a staging site but I can’t seem to access it after the clone — the url goes into a loop that then crashes the browser tab. Please assist. Upon first research — it could have something to do with my ht access file — i have coped everything from network set up and still sam thing — since the sis a wpmu plugin — i figured maybe you all could help.