Fox News’ Tucker Carlson announced Monday evening on his show that his team obtained subpoenas from the Department of Justice that were issued within the past week to his show and Trump allies for their personal communications.
“This show has obtained a subpoena from Merrick Garland’s DOJ issued in the past week. And what it demands is both unlawful and without precedent in American history,” he revealed.
Tucker Carlson said the subpoenas issued by the DOJ are to investigate “any claim that the Vice President and/or the President of the Senate had the authority to reject or choose not to count presidential electors.”
He argued any claim made by electors or elections is protected under the First Amendment.
“Now keep in mind, that any claim you make as American citizen about electors — any claim you make about American politics, period — is protected explicitly under the First Amendment. That’s our core freedom. That’s why we live here. That’s why we’re proud to be Americans. It’s why so many American servicemen died protecting our country. Those are the freedoms they fought to preserve,” he said.
Carlson noted, however, that “nobody prosecuted leading Democrats in 2016 when they sought to reject electors for Donald Trump. Right. It’s why none of those people including Kamala Harris is now in jail.”
Carlson named several people who have allegedly been targeted by the DOJ, including Republican National Committee official Joshua Findlay, Trump attorney John Eastman and former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani. Attorney Jenna Ellis, New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik, and Trump’s current attorney Boris Epshteyn’s personal communications were all subpoenaed.
The DOJ has also subpoenaed former senior White House official Stephen Miller for calling for the court to cede electors if ordered to do so, according to The New York Times.
The Fox News host said the DOJ is targeting his show and several Republican leaders to silence their political opponents for asking questions about elections.
Tucker Carlson’s remarks in part:
Tucker Carlson Tonight obtained subpoenas from Biden's DOJ to Trump allies demanding personal communications. pic.twitter.com/GQfHvTQWqI
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“So what is this about? It can’t possibly be about January 6, the fake insurrection, the only insurrection in history with no guns. The insurrection in which the only person shot to death was a Trump supporter. No. The point of this is to suppress political dissent. To hobble an entire political party and to keep any of these people from ever participating in American politics again. And by the way, the cost to each one of these individuals or to any person at whose house the FBI shows up is enormous,” he said.
Tucker Carlson’s full remarks:
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