Tucker: Texts Show Strzok & Page 'Radically Abused Their Power'
Tucker Carlson said newly-revealed text messages between fired FBI official Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page is more evidence that there is "rot" at the highest levels of American law enforcement.
Two April 2017 texts show the officials discussing a "media leak strategy" amid the Trump-Russia probe, apparently related to a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to surveil Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
"Some of our most trusted officials -- people who hold sensitive posts in this country's most powerful law enforcement agency -- have radically abused their power and hurt American citizens in the process, all for political reasons," Carlson said Tuesday night.
Carlson noted that on April 11, 2017, the Washington Post published a story titled, "FBI obtained FISA warrant to monitor former Trump adviser Carter Page." The article, citing "law enforcement and other U.S. officials," reported that the DOJ and FBI had convinced a FISA judge there was "probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power, in this case Russia."
Carlson said that story -- along with others -- "helped destroy Carter Page's life," and it was apparently based in large part on Strzok and Lisa Page's "propaganda efforts."
"It is now beyond doubt that executive branch employees worked to hurt the president they worked for for political reasons," Carlson said. "This is a betrayal of constitutional order and of democracy itself."
He said the American people place tremendous trust in the FBI because they hold tremendous power over us.
"Some of them, it turns out, are abusing that power to spy on us and then leak information about it to the press, destroying people in the process," Carlson said. "That's the worst kind of abuse of power. The left defends it. Why?"
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