When former President Donald Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago was raided by the FBI just over a month ago, many tried to convey that the unprecedented political attack wasn’t only against him per se, but against all Americans.
Monday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson brought receipts that show such speculation was right on target and President Joe Biden’s administration is targeting “our core freedom.”
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On last Friday’s edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the host had brought on attorney Harmeet Dhillon to shine a light on the expansion of the FBI’s investigation to serve warrants or subpoenas to roughly 50 Trump supporters. As Dhillon put it, Attorney General Merrick Garland’s DOJ asked “for all communications dating from a month before the election until a month–two months after the election.”
By Monday, Carlson had copies of the subpoenas issued by the Justice Department, “and what it demands is both unlawful and without precedent in American history.”
For example, the host detailed how former Tea Party member and congressional candidate Amy Kremer who had proceeded through the proper channels to get a permit for a rally on Jan. 6, had FBI agents show up at her home and the home of her ex-husband demanding not only her communications but those of her daughter Kylie as well, “including their social media posts from Oct. 1, 2020, to the present day.”
Kremer, Carlson points out “never went to the Capitol on that day. She never encouraged anyone else to go, either. But for the crime of organizing a lawful political event, an election justice rally protected by the Constitution, Amy Kremer is now being terrorized by Merrick Garland’s DOJ.”
“It’s illegal. It’s unconstitutional. It shocks the conscience of everyone who sees it,” the host expressed, “but the number of people who see it is very small because it is not covered by any media and it’s not just happening to Amy Kremer. 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. The subpoena claims to be investigating, ‘any claim that the vice president and/or president of the Senate had the authority to reject or choose not to count presidential electors.'”
“Now keep in mind that any claim you make as an American citizen about electors, any claim you make about American politics, period, is protected explicitly under the First Amendment. That’s our core freedom,” he outlined. “It’s why we live here. It’s why we’re proud to be Americans. It’s why so many American servicemen died protecting our country.”
Carlson pointed out, “Those are the freedoms that they fought to preserve. That’s why 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.”
“But right now, according to the subpoena that we have obtained, Merrick Garland’s DOJ is demanding all communication from the following people on this topic and let’s be clear before we read their names, that it is not clear what the investigation is actually about and that’s the most terrifying part,” he argued.
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon categorized these actions by stating, “The jackbooted Gestapo’s gotta show up at their door and make a big display of this,” adding, “there’s so much going on that people don’t even know, at so many levels.”
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“This is the Biden regime, and what they are trying to do is shut down everybody,” Bannon went on and Carlson expanded on that as he listed some of the supporters being harassed by the DOJ seemingly without grounds.
“What is this? On what grounds are you demanding my private communications with people? They never say. Included in this precedent-breaking sweep of political opponents of the Biden White House,” he detailed, “would be former White House adviser Bernie Kerik, who was the former police commissioner of New York City; Boris Epshteyn, who is the current attorney for Donald Trump (At no time in American history has it been okay to grab the personal communications of someone’s lawyer because those are privileged. Not anymore.) Matt Morgan; Justin Clark; Kenneth Cheseboro; Mike Roman; RNC official Joshua Findlay; Trump Attorneys John Eastman, Jenna Ellis, Joe DiGenova, James Troupis, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Victoria Toensing, Cleta Mitchell, and Bruce Marks. We could go on and on and on and on.”
“The DOJ is now going after former White House official Stephen Miller, a frequent guest on this show, with a subpoena. Why?” the host asked. “Well, it could be because Stephen Miller went on this network and said, ‘If we win these cases in the courts, then we can direct the alternate state of electors are certified.'”
“In other words, he didn’t call for an insurrection, much less violence or a coup. He called for alternate electors to be seated if the court ordered them to be seated. In other words, he was following the constitutionally prescribed process post-election. He’s doing what he’s supposed to do,” Carlson argued. “He’s following the rules, but under Joe Biden, that apparently is now a crime. By the way, every one of these people has to hire lawyers to defend him or herself and a lot of them at this point, after two years of harassment by Joe Biden, can’t afford it.”
The case was made when Trump was raided. and the Biden administration got busy ushering in a third-world-style banana republic into the United States where political opposition would not be tolerated. Now, as analysts quibble over whether or not an unwritten 60-day threshold heading into the midterms will be honored or if charges could be filed against the former president before November, the latter looks more and more likely for, as Carlson put it, “This kind of behavior, politicized federal law enforcement, is a threat to democracy.”
“It’s a threat to the system we live under. It’s a threat to everything we have that’s valuable,” he concluded. “We cannot allow this, but no one’s even mentioning it.”
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