Fox News host Tucker Carlson slammed former Clinton adviser Richard Goodstein for slandering ex-Trump campaign aide Carter Page as “a Russian agent” without any evidence.
Goodstein insisted the Obama DOJ did not unlawfully spy on a political opponent’s presidential campaign. He claimed the spying was warranted because Page was a Russian spy.
“They didn’t spy on a rival campaign, they spied on a Russian agent,” Goodstein said. “A single Russian agent.”
For the record, there’s no evidence that Page was a spy, otherwise he’d be in jail right now. As it is, Page has not even been charged with anything and is walking around free — something that would not be allowed if there were a shred of evidence that he was a Russian spy.
“You are accusing an American citizen of a crime for which he has not been charged,” Tucker said. “So I’m going to leave that between you and your libel lawyer to sort out. Keep in mind that the person you accused of being a Russian agent has denied it and has never been charged with it because there’s no evidence. That’s a very heavy thing to say about a fellow American.”
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Goodstein cavalierly stood by his defamatory accusation. “If he comes after me for libel, truth is a defense,” said Goodstein, who was a senior adviser to both Bill and Hillary Clinton. “I think I have the whole intelligence community of the United States backing me up on that one.”
Tucker retorted: “There’s no ‘intelligence community.’ They are a bunch of people that work for intel agencies, and they work for us [the American public]. We have a right to know what they are doing.”
Tucker said what former president Barack Obama did by allowing his DOJ to spy on a rival campaign is unprecedented and is so corrupt that he’s disgusted that Democrats are turning a blind eye to it simply because they hate President Trump.
“The Obama people have done something that has never been done that I am aware of: They spied on a rival presidential campaign. Would it be okay if Trump did it to the next guy?”
This is scary stuff what Obama did…You shouldn’t do stuff like that because it’s terrible precedent…Hillary Clinton and the DNC paid for information from the Russian government to use against their opponent — there’s no debate about that.”
Tucker explained to Goldstein: “I don’t want the Trump Administration to spy on rival campaigns. But you and the lunatics on the left have created a precedent that would allow them to, and future presidents too. And I don’t want to live in that country. And I don’t think you do, either.”
Fyi, Carter Page said he has never even spoken with President Donald Trump in his life. “I never spoke with him any time in my life,” Page told ABC News. Page advised the 2016 Trump presidential campaign on foreign policy for a few months.
President Trump apparently saw Tucker’s segment and reacted on Twitter.
This perfectly encapsulates the left’s Trump Derangement Syndrome.
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