In a recent appearance on the All-In podcast, prominent conservative journalist Tucker Carlson discussed the high stakes of the 2024 election and the ongoing legal challenges faced by former President Trump. Expressing concern, Carlson warned that if Democrats succeed in prosecuting Trump on questionable charges, it could lead to the collapse of the American system of government.
Reflecting on his support for Trump, Carlson recalled deciding to back the former president after the FBI raided Mar-A-Lago last summer. He emphasized his commitment to protesting and making maximum donations if Trump were to be convicted. On the podcast, Carlson elaborated on the significance of the situation, referring to a New York Times piece by Jonathan Swan that highlighted Trump’s resurgence in popularity following the FBI’s search of his property.
Carlson expressed disbelief at the extreme nature of the FBI raid, particularly focusing on charges related to documents. He questioned the legitimacy of the 91 felony charges across federal cases and those in Georgia and New York City, contrasting them with President Biden’s possession of classified documents from his Senate tenure. Despite Biden’s similar actions, criminal charges are not expected.
Highlighting the potential consequences, Carlson warned that allowing such prosecutions to proceed would jeopardize the country’s stability. He criticized the perceived political nature of the charges against Trump and stressed the importance of not repeating the mistakes made during the Nixon era. Carlson concluded that preventing political prosecutions is crucial for the continuity of the American system.