'Better Be a Legitimate Reason': Carlson Rips Obama, Mark Warner Over Trump Spying Claims, Russian Contacts
Tucker Carlson blasted the Obama administration and a top Democratic senator over allegations of spying on the Trump campaign and being in contact with Russian officials.
Carlson noted how, for the past year, President Donald Trump was mocked for claiming former President Barack Obama "wiretapped" him.
"Now we know what actually happened," Carlson said. "How many people in Trump's orbit were spied on by the FBI?"
Carlson said onetime Trump campaign adviser Carter Page was spied on after federal authorities used uncorroborated claims from a dossier.
He added that former Breitbart executive Stephen Bannon was caught up in that spy web too.
Carlson said that, until Trump took office, questioning one's government was considered patriotic.
"Now," he said. "Asking questions is a sign of disloyalty to this country [according to Democrats]."
He added that Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intel Committee, was caught texting a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch, "I'd rather not have a paper trail," after trying to use the official to access dossier author Christopher Steele.
Carlson said because he is not a "hysterical liberal... using [the] justice system for cheap political ends," he won't be calling on Warner to resign and be brought up on treason charges.
He summed up his remarks by saying that there is now proof that Obama or those in his orbit were spying on a rival political campaign.
"There better be a legitimate reason," he said.