Tucker Breaks Down New Trump Wiretap Report: 'Rogue' Intel Agencies or DC 'Collusion'
Tucker Carlson discussed a new CNN report that appeared to give credence to President Trump's much-maligned suspicions that his New York City skyscraper was wiretapped during the 2016 campaign.
Earlier this year, Trump accused former President Barack Obama of "McCarthyism" and alleged he wiretapped Trump Tower, going on to compare his suspicions to that of Watergate.
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
As Carlson recounted, that assertion was met with bipartisan derision and dismissal.
Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina and Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia - the two top men on the Intel Committee - dismissed Trump's claim out-of-hand.
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said there was no evidence of the claim, and left-wing media personalities raked the president for making such an unusual accusation.
However, Carlson said that the CNN report that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort - who had a residence in Trump Tower - was wiretapped by federal agents showed how Trump's claim may not be that off-base.
"Either intelligence agencies are going rogue... or our officials are colluding with one another to lie to the public for political reasons," he said. "Last year's election terrified the permanent class here [in D.C.]."
"In an ironic twist, [Washington, D.C.] has become exactly what they claim to oppose," he said, alleging that they "colluded to push a collusion narrative" against Trump involving Russian actors.
"Then, they lie about it in the name of protecting democracy to subvert a democratic vote," he said.
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