Tucker Carlson devoted his entire show Friday night to the FISA abuse memo. During one segment, he railed against former FBI director James Comey for mocking the memo in a tweet.
The Hill reports:
Tucker Carlson knocks ‘aspiring MSNBC contributor’ Comey for mocking GOP memo
Fox News host Tucker Carlson went after James Comey on Friday for the former FBI director’s response to the release of a declassified GOP memo, calling him an “aspiring MSNBC contributor.”
Comey earlier Friday mocked the release of the memo, drafted by staff for House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), which alleges that FBI and Department of Justice officials abused a surveillance program.
“That’s it?” Comey tweeted in part. His tweet referred to the memo as “dishonest and misleading” and urged the agencies to press forward with their duties.
That’s it? Dishonest and misleading memo wrecked the House intel committee, destroyed trust with Intelligence Community, damaged relationship with FISA court, and inexcusably exposed classified investigation of an American citizen. For what? DOJ & FBI must keep doing their jobs.
— James Comey (@Comey) February 2, 2018
Carlson slammed the response on his show Friday night.
“Comey took to Twitter today not to … address the facts the memo raised, but to mock the release of the memo like the aspiring MSNBC contributor he apparently is,” he said.
“He didn’t bother to explain how it was ‘dishonest and misleading.’ Of course he didn’t. Comey, who leaked his notes on private meetings with the president in a petty revenge move after being fired, is now declaring it beyond the pale somehow for Congress to carry out its constitutional duties of oversight of the FBI,” Carlson said.
Watch the video:
That was awesome. Go Tucker!