Tucker Carlson is on the warpath.
The Fox News host has been firing off blistering commentaries tearing to pieces the conspiracy theory that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to steal the 2016 election.
And in one fiery segment, Carlson crushed the leader of Obama’s Deep State.
Carlson has made taking on the left’s Russia hysteria a center piece of his program.
Recently, Carlson went after former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for making the unsubstantiated claim that Russian meddling literally swung the election to Donald Trump.
The most striking example comes from former Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper. In an interview just yesterday, Clapper claimed that Russia flipped the results of the 2016 election, got Trump elected over Hillary.
As for evidence of that, Clapper admitted he didn’t have any because, of course, he doesn’t have any. Nobody else has any either. There is no evidence that any foreign country changed a single American vote in 2016.
And by the way, that was Clapper’s position just two years ago when it was the position of the Obama administration that vote tampering by a foreign power was completely irresponsible and impossible to contemplate.
Now that Trump is in office, of course, Clapper and other Democrats are warning that Russia will try to subvert this year’s midterms as well. They have no evidence of that either.
Now, keep in mind that Jim Clapper is not some fringe radio show host or backbencher in Congress. For years, he held one of the top intelligence posts in the country, yet he’s delusional. That’s terrifying.
This claim is absurd.
When Robert Mueller indicted the Internet Research Agency for alleged meddling in the 2016 election, he charged that the Russian company had a measly 1.25 million dollar budget for the month leading up to Election Day.
The IRA also spent just $46,000 on Facebook ads.
This amount of money was a drop in the ocean of $1.5 billion spent on the 2016 election between Clinton and Trump.
The Russian money had zero effect on the voting and Clapper knows it.
But Clapper is pandering to the “resistance” and Carlson was right to call him out for peddling fact-free conspiracy theories.