Fox News host Tucker Carlson returned to “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” and he had his first chance to sound off on the FBI/Department of Justice raid of Mar-a-Lago, and it’s clear that Carlson might be even more effective having been gone all last week as the story developed. Tucker began his monologue by speaking about law enforcement and that the raid on Mar-a-Lago was a “power grab.”
“For the sake of argument … we’re going to say that it is in fact true, that Donald Trump did in fact get classified boxes of documents sitting in his cellar. Let’s say that’s true. What would it mean? Well, what it means depends in part on what the documents were. Did those documents contain meaningful information? Should they have been classified in the first place? … You never hear those questions asked in public, but anyone who lives in Washington knows perfectly well, they should be asked in public…”
Here is the entire opening monologue, which is a must-watch:
#Thread Tucker Carlson's Monologue Reacting To The Raid On Mar-a-Lago
"Despite superficial appearances the raid on Mar-a-Lago was not an act of law enforcement. It was the opposite of that. It was an attack on the rule of law. It was a power grab." pic.twitter.com/LsuOdG15AT
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) August 16, 2022
He went on to question what these nuclear secrets that MSNBC constantly touted might be and what Trump might do with them.
“Nuclear secrets?! Nuclear secrets are the highest classified status … What’s a nuclear secret exactly and what did Trump plan to do with them? … Give the launch codes to Vladimir Putin?”
Carlson also mentioned the absurdity of former CIA Director Michael Hayden suggesting Trump should be executed.
Carlson continued, saying:
“Nuclear secrets? If the Biden administration really believed that, if they really thought Donald Trump possessed documents that posed an imminent danger to American national security, then you have to wonder why they’d wait a year and a half to do anything about it? Why did they wait until 90 days before our midterm election? … Despite superficial appearances the raid on Mar-a-Lago was not an act of law enforcement. It was the opposite of that. It was an attack on the rule of law. It was a power grab.”
He spoke about the DOJ trying to investigate everyone close to Trump. Carlson said:
“Permanent Washington doesn’t want Trump to run again. Of course, it’s their greatest fear & they’re doing all they can to prevent it. It turns out Democracy was too important to let voters choose their own President.”
He concluded the monologue, saying:
“But they don’t care, because they’re facing a repudiation from voters and they’re desperate, and they’ll do anything. But at what cost? Pray they pull back before it’s too late.”
Carlson did not hold back, and White House reporters should at least attempt to ask these questions to Karine Jean-Pierre, Joe Biden, or whoever is willing to speak to the media from the administration.