'There's a reason they play him on Russian state TV': Nicolle Wallace burns Tucker Carlson for pro-Putin rants
"There’s a reason they play him every night on Russian state TV," said MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace on her Tuesday show about Fox host Tucker Carlson.
The comments came after Carlson's latest rant in support of Russia and Vladimir Putin appeared on Russian state television in which he just asked "questions" about why siding with Russia in its dispute with Ukraine was wrong.
"Why is it disloyal to side with Russia but loyal to side with Ukraine?" Carlson asked. "They're both foreign countries that don't care anything about the United States. Kind of strange."
Carlson then questioned why the United States belongs to NATO, the military alliance that Putin has relentlessly sought to weaken.
"It's not the first time Tucker Carlson has openly embraced dictators," Wallace said of the Fox personality. "He's been vocal in his support for Hungarian leader Viktor Orban. Last week, he announced he'll be broadcasting from that country for the second time in a year."
Wallace had her own questions for Carlson, demanding to know why a Fox host is so committed to tearing down America and embracing Putin and other dictators.
The guests suspected it was about television ratings or appeasing former President Donald Trump.
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The Department of Justice confirmed for the first time Tuesday that federal prosecutors are investigating fake pro-Trump electoral certificates submitted by Republicans in several states in December 2020.
The certificates were submitted to the National Archives by GOP electors in Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada and New Mexico.
Trump campaign officials, led by the former president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, reportedly oversaw efforts to put forward the fake electors. Last week, a former Trump aide appeared on national TV and admitted to his role in organizing the fake electoral certificates.
At least two state attorneys general have said they referred investigations into the fake electoral certificates to the Department of Justice. Michigan AG Dana Nessel, a Democrat, has said she believes those responsible for the fake electoral certificates violated multiple state and federal laws.
On Tuesday, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco told CNN: "We've received those referrals. Our prosecutors are looking at those and I can't say anything more on ongoing investigations."
"Monaco did not go into detail about what else prosecutors are looking at from the partisan attempt to subvert the 2020 vote count," CNN reported. "She said that, more broadly, the Justice Department was 'going to follow the facts and the law, wherever they lead, to address conduct of any kind and at any level that is part of an assault on our democracy.' This is the first time that the Justice Department has commented on requests from lawmakers and state officials that the it investigate the fake certifications."
Last week, former President Donald Trump had the worst several days of his legal woes yet -- and he's far from alone in facing legal problems.
Business Insider has outlined a list of Trump's allies who are facing their own legal challenges and they include Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg, who will appear in a Manhattan courtroom for the criminal case alleging fraud. Prosecutors have obtained 6 million pages of documents and a 115-page filing from the New York Attorney General showed a long list of financial decisions that misled investors and banks and possibly scored a tax break based on other manipulated information.
Weisselberg is to appear Monday, Jan. 31.
Trump has also been fighting the National Archives turning over any of the documents from his presidency, but the Supreme Court last week blocked his attempt. Trump's lawyers asked that nothing be turned over to the House Select Committee investigating Jan. 6 at least until Friday, Feb. 4. After the Supreme Court decision, however, the documents are on their way while Trump decides what to do next.
Donald Trump's 2017 Presidential inaugural committee (PIC) is set to appear in court Thursday, Feb. 17 after allegations of the illegal misuse of funds. In another investigation, Trump's inaugural committee chairman, Tom Barrack, was arrested for participating in an illegal political influence campaign at the urging of the government of the United Arab Emirates.
Just weeks ago, prosecutors focused on Trump's children, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. for not paying hotel bills, over-billing the committee to funnel money from the PIC to Trump hotels, and other potential allegations.
Monday, April 4, Trump will face the end of another special grand jury empaneled as part of another criminal probe into his company's finances. Indictments are expected to come afterward.
A civil lawsuit against the Trump Org. is slated to begin jury selection on Monday, May 2.
That same day, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis will present her findings to the special grand jury empaneled there to investigate possible election fraud after Trump demanded the Georgia secretary of state "find 11,780 votes" so he could overturn the 2020 election there. Trump maintains he did nothing wrong. She said that she expects to decide whether to announce indictments by June 1.
Wednesday, June 29 will bring to light the infamous "Celebrity Apprentice" tapes that could verify allegations that the Trump Organization used the show to score cash as part of a pyramid scheme. The Trump members have tried to put the case on hold, to no avail. This too could bring Ivanka and Don Jr. into a possible indictment.
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