In a scathing monologue on Friday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson laid into Rep. Adam Schiff for his years of “lies” regarding the Trump/Russia investigation. After reviewing the transcripts of House Intelligence Committee interviews that were made public last week, Carlson said that it was now clear that Schiff and his Democrat cronies sold the American people a false bill of goods every time they appeared on cable news.
“In 2016, during the campaign, someone stole information from the DNC’s email server that wound up online and embarrassed Hillary Clinton. Democrats quickly blamed that on Russian agents and Donald Trump … their pawn. In fact, there was never real evidence that that actually happened,” Carlson said.
The DNC servers, noted Carlson, were never inspected by federal investigators. That’s primarily because the DNC refused to turn them over to the FBI.
“Instead, the servers were inspected by a third party company called CrowdStrike,” Carlson said.
Referring to the transcripts, Carlson said that when Schiff interviewed Shawn Henry of CrowdStrike, the tech president told him that “we do not have concrete evidence” that Russia was behind the hack.
“Adam Schiff heard those words directly, he heard them from the one person who would know for certain,” Carlson said. “Adam Schiff knew there was nothing substantial at the core of the Russian collusion story, at the very center it was hollow, a sham. Schiff never even suggested this in public, and said the opposite. He spent years on television telling you it was totally real.”
Carlson then played a damning montage of Schiff on cable news, telling the world that he had “evidence” that Trump colluded with the Russians.
“In case you weren’t counting during that montage, Adam Schiff said ‘evidence’ nine times: and every single time, he was lying,” Carlson said.
Schiff spent the better part of three years making his way from news studio to news studio so he could tempt the American public with morsels of (never revealed) information. Every time he got in front of a microphone, he promised that once voters heard the whole story, they would know definitively that Donald Trump stole the 2016 election with a big assist from Vladimir Putin. This evidence never materialized. In fact, the opposite outcome happened. The Mueller Report came out, blowing the Russia hoax out of the water once and for all. So embarrassed was Schiff and the Democrats…that they immediately turned their attention to a new hoax: The Ukraine debacle.
That one didn’t work out so well, either.
If Republicans had played this gambit with Obama, we would never hear the end of it. But since the media is just as much to blame for this hoax as Adam Schiff, we’re supposed to simply pretend that either A) none of this ever happened, or B) Trump is somehow so good that he got away with the biggest act of treason in American history.
If the perpetrators of this Big Lie are never held to account, we will have set a very dangerous precedent. Thankfully, it looks like Attorney General William Barr is determined to make sure that doesn’t happen.