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  • >> Tucker: GOOD EVENING AND

  • WELCOME TO "TUCKER CARLSON

  • TONIGHT."

  • HERE IN CABLE NEWS WE TRY NOT TO

  • OVERPROMISE AT THE BOOTH SET

  • BEGINNING OF THE SHOW, BUT THE

  • HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IS

  • DOING A MARKUP OF ITS

  • IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTIONS.

  • WE ARE MONITORING DATA AND WE

  • WILL BRING THE HIGHLIGHTS AS

  • THEY HAPPEN LATER IN THE HOUR.

  • PLUS WE GOT THE TOP MOMENTS FROM

  • THE DOJ INSPECTOR GENERAL'S

  • TESTIMONY TO THE SENATE WHICH IS

  • ALSO AHEAD.

  • FIRST TONIGHT, THANKS TO THE

  • DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IG REPORT

  • WE NOW KNOW FOR CERTAIN WHAT

  • WAS, FOR THOSE PAYING ATTENTION,

  • FAIRLY OBVIOUS FOR A VERY LONG

  • TIME.

  • WE NOW KNOW THAT THE

  • STEELE DOSSIER PLAYED A CENTRAL

  • ROLE IN THE GENESIS OF THE

  • BEGINNING OF THE RUSSIA HOAX.

  • THE DOSSIER WAS USED TO JUSTIFY

  • EXTENSIVE SPYING ON AN INNOCENT

  • AMERICAN CITIZEN WHICH WOULD BE

  • FORMER NAVAL OFFICER IN

  • ANNAPOLIS GRADUATE CARTER PAGE.

  • THE TOP TWO LEADERS OF THE FBI

  • WERE CLOSELY INVOLVED TO DO

  • THIS.

  • OTHER POWERFUL PEOPLE KNEW WHAT

  • WAS HAPPENING AND THEN LIED TO

  • COVER IT UP LATER.

  • ALL OF THAT WAS CONFIRMED

  • YESTERDAY BY THE IG REPORT.

  • THE REPORT WAS A DISASTER FOR

  • THE CREDIBILITY OF OUR

  • BUREAUCRATIC CLASS IN WASHINGTON

  • BUT IT'S ALSO A BIG, BIG PROBLEM

  • FOR THE AMERICAN NEWS MEDIA.

  • THEY WERE EXPOSED AS LIARS AND

  • KNOW NOTHINGS AS WELL.

  • WE COULD GIVE YOU A MILLION

  • EXAMPLES OF THIS BUT WE WILL

  • GIVE YOU JUST A FEW BECAUSE THEY

  • PAINT THE PICTURE.

  • IN EARLY 2018 "WASHINGTON POST"

  • SHANE HARRIS LECTURED KIM

  • STRESSFUL OF

  • "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL" ABOUT

  • HOW LITTLE SHE KNEW ABOUT THE

  • STORY.

  • YES, SHE WROTE CONDESCENDINGLY,

  • I'M GOING TO TELL YOU THAT THE

  • DOSSIER WAS NOT USED AS A

  • WARRANT.

  • THEY MAY WONDER HOW WE COULD

  • HAVE KNOWN THAT SINCE A FISA

  • WARRANT WAS CLASSIFIED.

  • HE HAS NEVER EXPLAINED.

  • BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER, IT WAS

  • FALSE AND NOW WE KNOW IT'S

  • FALSE.

  • BUT HERE'S THE KEY.

  • PEREZ HAS NOT APOLOGIZED OR EVEN

  • ACKNOWLEDGED HIS ROLE IN

  • REPEATING.

  • DEMOCRACY DIES IN THE DARK, NO.

  • OR, TAKE NBC NEWS IS SO-CALLED

  • INTELLIGENCE CORRESPONDENT.

  • IN THE SUMMER OF 2018, HE

  • TWEETED THIS "TRUMP IS WRONG

  • ABOUT CARTER PAGE AND THE

  • DOSSIER AND THE FISA WARRANT."

  • EXCEPT IT LOOKS LIKE TRUMP

  • WASN'T RIGHT ABOUT CARTER PAGE

  • AND THE DOSSIER AND THE FISA

  • WARRANT.

  • AND KEN DELANEY IN WAS

  • COMPLETELY WRONG.

  • JIM SHOOT-OUT DID ADMIT THE

  • STEELE DOSSIER MIGHT HAVE BEEN

  • USED FOR THE FISA WARRANT.

  • BUT DON'T BE IMPRESSED.

  • HE LECTURED READERS THAT "THE

  • FBI WOULD CORROBORATE

  • INFORMATION ON ITS OWN BEFORE

  • USING SUCH INTEL TO JUSTIFY THE

  • FISA WARRANT.

  • IN OTHER WORDS, YOU CAN BELIEVE

  • YOUR GOVERNMENT WAGES AND

  • GENTLEMEN AND ANYONE WHO DOUBTS

  • THAT IS A BAD PERSON.

  • OF COURSE, THAT WAS A LIE, TOO.

  • IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.

  • JUST THE OPPOSITE HAPPENED.

  • WE NOW KNOW THAT THE FBI HID

  • INFORMATION SHOWING THE DOSSIER

  • WAS FALSE.

  • THEY DIDN'T CONFIRM THE

  • INFORMATION, THEY PRETENDED IT

  • WAS REAL WHEN THEY KNEW IT

  • WASN'T AND THEY CONTINUE TO USE

  • IT TO RE-UP THE FISA WARRANT.

  • TOTALLY DISHONEST BEHAVIOR.

  • HE WAS WRONG, AT BEST.

  • DID HE ISSUE A CORRECTION?

  • NO.

  • HE WAS TOO BUSY TWEETING AND IT

  • NANCY PELOSI TWEET.

  • IT DOES SEEM A LITTLE UNFAIR TO

  • FOCUS ON JIM SHOOT-OUT.

  • IT IS MERELY FOLLOWING THE LEAD

  • OF EVERYONE ELSE WHO HAD SEEN

  • IT, TRYING TO CONVINCE YOU THAT

  • THE DOSSIER WAS TOTALLY

  • IRRELEVANT TO THE FISA WARRANT.

  • >> A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE FOCUSED

  • ON THE DOSSIER, A LOT OF PEOPLE

  • WERE FOCUSED ON THE PFIZER.

  • >> AND NOW REPUBLICANS ARE

  • TRYING TO CLAIM THAT THE DOSSIER

  • WAS KEY TO GETTING PFIZER, THE

  • SURVEILLANCE WARRANT FOR

  • CARTER PAGE.

  • THE DEMOCRATS MEMO CLEARLY SHOWS

  • IT WASN'T THE KEY, IT WAS MORE

  • TO KEY TO THE INFORMATION THAT

  • THEY HAVE.

  • >> EVEN THE EARLIER VERSION OF

  • THE REDACTED PFIZER

  • AUTHORIZATION TO ME HAD ENOUGH

  • INFORMATION IN IT TO INDICATE

  • THAT THE DOSSIER WAS CERTAINLY

  • NOT USED AS A PRIMARY SOURCE.

  • >> Tucker: OUCH.

  • THAT HASN'T WEATHERED WELL, AS

  • IT?

  • EVERYTHING YOU JUST SAW TURNED

  • OUT TO BE FALSE IF NOT OUTRIGHT

  • LYING.

  • THERE IS NO DEBATE ABOUT IT, AND

  • WE KNOW NOW IT WAS WRONG.

  • HAS HE RETRACTED IT OR

  • APOLOGIZE?

  • THAT'S A RHETORICAL QUESTION.

  • APOLOGIES REQUIRE INTROSPECTION,

  • DECENCY AND INTEGRITY EVEN.

  • THEY ARE BY CONTRAST DOUBLING

  • DOWN.

  • WATCHED ON THE MANN EXPLAINED

  • THAT BY DEFINITION EVERYTHING

  • SEEN AND REPORTED WAS TRUE.

  • >> SO HOW IS THE WHITE HOUSE AND

  • REPUBLICAN PARTY DEALING WITH

  • THE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT, AND

  • AN INSPECTOR WILL MAKE

  • INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT THAT

  • DEBUNKED THEIR CONSPIRACY

  • THEORIES?

  • GAS LIGHTING.

  • THERE WAS NO SPYING OF COURSE.

  • THE FBI OBTAINED PROPER WARRANTS

  • TO READ THE REPORT.

  • FACTS FIRST, NONE OF THAT'S

  • TRUE.

  • IT FOUND THAT THE LAUNCH OF THE

  • RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION WAS A

  • LIKELY SOUND, UNBIASED AND THAT

  • NO SPYING OCCURRED.

  • THAT IS THE GOD'S HONEST TRUTH.

  • READ THE REPORT IF YOU BELIEVE

  • ME.

  • >> Tucker: READ THE REPORT,

  • JUST READ IT.

  • FOX FIRST.

  • THAT'S KIND OF HIS MOTTO.

  • WIZENED OLD NEWS MAN THAT HE IS.