Tucker: Mueller Probe 'Didn't Destroy Trump, But Did a Lot to Destroy This Country'
Russia hysteria 'sabotaged' Trump's presidency.
Tucker Carlson opined Thursday night on the two-year-long Russia investigation, which wrapped up with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report being released to the public.
In his opening monologue (watch above), Carlson said the country is now ending "two years of unremitting, never-diminishing hysteria about Russia" from Democrats and the mainstream media.
"It was a continuous wave of panic and superstition over unseen Slavic interference, all stoked by the very people we're told are the most rational in our society," he said.
Carlson said President Trump was right when he lamented in 2017, according to Mueller's report, that he was "f***ed" and that the appointment of the special counsel would "end" his presidency.
"He didn't get indicted. Mueller didn't drive him from office. It wasn't the end of his presidency, strictly speaking. As usual, Trump's instincts were clearer. In fact, they were dead-on. In the ways that matter most, the Russia hoax did end his presidency, in some sense. It's certainly sabotaged it," Carlson explained, adding that the probe stopped the crucial "momentum" created by Trump's election victory.
Instead of getting to work on reforming the status quo, which Trump ran on, the conversation in D.C. was quickly consumed by Trump-Russia allegations, Carlson recalled.
"The Russia investigation didn't destroy Trump, but it did a lot to destroy this country," Tucker concluded.
He later discussed the media's role in furthering the Trump-Russia narrative with The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald, who said networks like CNN and MSNBC existed in a "bubble" and collectively went "off the rails" with conspiracy theories about Trump's ties to Russia.