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Tucker Carlson said that the Democrats and left-wing media's repeated claims of Trump-Russia collusion have snowballed into "hysteria" that may have "unintended consequences" for them.

Carlson said the entire Russia story began with another irony of its own.

"The very people who spent 70 years making excuses for the Soviet Union were suddenly convinced that Russian agents had visited our shores in the dead of night to murder American democracy and install their puppet in the White House," he said.

"How else could their candidate... have lost last November's election?"

But, as the press became "amateur criminologists" and the left pressed for a special investigation of Trump, the story line began to look like an "induced hallucination," Carlson said.

Carlson said that most recently, the left has been more subdued on the topic of Russia, as reports say Robert Mueller's special investigation found suspected wrongdoing from the Podesta Group.

The organization was founded by Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and his lobbyist brother Anthony.

Carlson added that the Obama-era Uranium One deal - given scant coverage at the time - is now being scrutinized further.

He said the Clinton Foundation received $100 million from the Uranium One company, which allowed Russia to take a 20 percent stake in America's uranium.

"That's the upside of the [Russia] hysteria. Its unintended consequences will be fun to watch," Carlson said. "When you make up a fake scandal, you never really know where it's going to go."

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