Hours after the Jan. 6 House of Representatives committee presented damning evidence of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to pressure the Justice Department to run with his bogus election claims, former DOJ official and Trump’s zealous henchman Jeffrey Clark found , refuge in the kind ethers of Tucker Carlson tonight.
The fact that Clark’s home was searched by more than a dozen DOJ officers Wednesday served as additional fodder for a pity feast.
“They dragged him into the street in his pajamas. What did Jeff Clark do wrong? Did he sell fentanyl? Was he a trafficker on the Mexican border?” Carlson asked, using one of the same arguments he was using to defend Peter Navarro, the ex-Trump aide who was also working to overturn the 2020 election, when he earlier this month was taken into custody.
“Jeff Clark has committed no crime. What he got wrong was calling for an investigation into voter fraud,” Carlson insisted, glossing over Clark’s involvement in Trump’s desperate files to stay in power.
According to Clark, his encounter with federal agents began with a “loud, insistent knock on my door” early in the morning.
“I opened the door and asked for the courtesy of putting pants on and was told no, you must come outside. So I came outside, they swept the house and finally let me go back inside and put on pants,” Clark said, while the Fox News chyron belted out that he was “in his pajamas.” (Curiously, elsewhere the chyron described Clark, the former assistant attorney general, as a “former Trump employee.”) Clark’s electronics were seized during the raid, which he described as “highly politicized.”
When Carlson claimed that Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray “decided to corrupt our most fundamental institutions in the name of Joe Biden,” Clark did not disagree.
“I just think we’re living in an era that I don’t recognize,” he said after noting his past encounters with these two personalities. “And increasingly, Tucker, I don’t recognize the country when Stasi things like this happen,” he added, referring to the East German secret police.
Carlson, perhaps trying to bolster his populist credibility, opted for the more accessible label “Stalinist” when describing the DOJ’s recent moves.
“Eventually someone will fight back and it gets super ugly and I pray it doesn’t happen but I think it probably will,” he predicted. “This is all so sad and I’m sorry you got caught in your pajamas.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-clark-whines-to-tucker-carlson-i-dont-recognize-the-country-anymore?source=articles&via=rss Jeffrey Clark whines to Tucker Carlson: ‘I don’t recognize the country anymore’