Tucker Carlson reviewed the arrest of Julian Assange and the charges of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for aiding Chelsea Manning in the cracking of a password to a classified government computer in 2010.
Carlson pointed out that the charges do not involve Russian interference in the 2016 election.
“Just so it’s clear, whatever his sins, Assange did not steal documents from the United States government. He did not hack the DNC servers. He didn’t break into John Podesta’s Gmail account. There is no proof that he is working for the Russian government or ever has worked for the Russian government. Assange has never been charged with any of that and wasn’t on Thursday, no matter what they tell you,” said Carlson.
Carlson continued to question why there was no uproar from democrats when then-President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning’s 35-year prison sentence.
“So if your real concern is America’s national security, you have someone to be angry at — Barack Obama. And yet strangely, nobody is.”