Tucker on ‘CIA-backed’ Ukrainian intel that Navalny died of natural causes: ‘It’s pretty obvious’

After more than a week of watching liberals and neocons condemn the barbarism of Russian President Vladimir Putin over the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in an Artic prison, the chief of the Main Directorate of Intelligence (HUR) of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense, Kyrylo Budanov, has confirmed that Navalny, in fact, died of natural causes.

“I may disappoint you, but as far as we know, he indeed died as a result of a blood clot. And this has been more or less confirmed,” Budanov told journalists on Sunday, according to the Kyiv Post. “This wasn’t sourced from the internet, but, unfortunately, natural [causes].”

“Didn’t see this one coming,” stated a surprised David Sacks, co-host of the “All In” podcast.

Tucker Carlson was quick to weigh in.

“So a CIA-backed Ukrainian intel official is now telling us that, actually, Navalny died of natural causes,” the fearless journalist stated on X. “You’ve got to wonder what’s going on here. It’s pretty obvious.”

Last week, in his first interview in the U.S. since returning from his internet-breaking sit-down with Putin, Carlson told Glenn Beck that he has “no idea” if Navalny was assassinated, as so many were quick to assume.

“No one in the United States has any idea,” he said. “All these buffoons, like Chuck Schumer, or our senile president jumping up and down — ‘Russia did this!’ — they don’t know that. They don’t know anything about it, actually.”

“I have no freakin’ idea,” he said.

“I can tell you, it didn’t help Russia to do it…” Carlson continued. “Him dying during the Munich security conference in the middle of the debate on Ukraine funding, both of which they are highly aware of, doesn’t help Russia. So the people who say, ‘Oh, Putin just had him murdered last week’  — they’re idiots. They don’t actually know anything.”

Budanov’s remarks support Russia’s initial claim that “Navalny’s death resulted from ‘natural causes’ following his loss of consciousness during a walk in the prison colony dubbed ‘Polar Wolf,'” the Kyiv Post reports.

In confirming the truth, Budanov “may have just prevented a world war,” according to one X user, who notes, “Politicians in DC tried to use Navalny’s passing as a reason to escalate war with Russia.”

President Biden announced on Friday that his administration is “imposing over 500 new sanctions in response to Putin’s brutal war and Aleksey Navalny’s death.”

“Putin is betting on us to walk away,” Biden said. “We won’t.”

It is unclear if those sanctions will now be scrubbed.

In the meantime, one user on X wondered, “Are you not sick of the gaslighting, lies and bulls**t from our western governments?”

Melissa Fine

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