Victor Davis Hanson: The Elites Haven't Faced Consequences; Brennan, Comey, Clapper, Rice All Lied

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Historian Victor Davis Hanson said there has been no consequences for the wrongdoing by elites in society and warned that republics and successful states fall apart when the elites fall out of touch with the people.

"We have a whole bunch... here at home, that feel they can dictate to people and they're never subject to the ramifications of their own ideology and policy," he said of elites. "And it's like the emperor has no clothes and then they're surprised that Trump won or surprised that people are rioting in Paris. What did they think was going to happen?"

"We know historically, Tucker, when you have successful systems like ours or the Greek city-state of the fourth century or Rome in the fifth century A.D. or the Byzantines in the fifthteenth century or the ancient regime in Rome. Why do they fall apart? They fall apart because an elite no longer warrants the respect they think that they deserve because they are out of touch with the people," Hanson explained on Tuesday's Tucker Carlson Tonight.





Hanson said there is an "inequality" in the law where the elites, an "array of people who have not told the truth," haven't faced criminal charges. He rattled off names like former FBI director James Comey, former DNI James Clapper, former CIA director John Brennan, former FBI agent Andrew McCabe, and others.

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: There is really an inequality of the law. I mean we talk about the elites but think about the array of people who have not told the truth. Andrew McCabe was fired for lying to federal investigators. We don't know what's going to happen to him. So far, he hasn't faced criminal charges but the inspector general said he was lying.

James Comey's statements about the FISA court and the role of the dossier are not true. James Clapper lied under oath to Congress. John Brennan lied under oath to Congress. Susan Rice lied when she said she did not request surveilled transcripts and have them unmasked.

We know that Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills lied when they said they did not have knowledge of the e-mail server of their boss Hillary Clinton. That's not even getting into the deception of the FISA court or the way that the investigations went on the email scandal, or putting informants in a presidential campaign.

The second thing, from a historical point of view, we've had a lot of wrongdoing by elites and there's been no consequences. So the American people are not paranoid, they're saying, the Mueller investigation is going here but they are going after misdemeanors or nothing and here these felonies go completely unaddressed.

Then finally, this Mueller investigation is not in isolation. We had if you remember from the day Trump was elected, we were told that the voting machines were fraudulent, we're going to sue. Then there was a group, you remember about the electoral college, we had to overturn to the electors and then we went to the 25th Amendment that Trump was unbalanced. And then that didn't work. Then we went to the emoluments clause. He profited even though his businesses lost a billion dollars? And then we have gone to Mueller.

So there's a slow motion, if you will, I don't want to be psychodramatic like MSNBC does, but there is sort of a slow-motion coup to overturn the elections when we should just take a deep breath and say, we have a chance to adjudicate this in the next election and we do not want to destroy over two centuries of American constitutional jurisprudence.

Because we know historically, Tucker, when you have successful systems like ours or the Greek city-state of the fourth century or Rome in the fifth century A.D. or the Byzantines in the fifthteenth century or the ancient regime in Rome. Why do they fall apart? They fall apart because an elite no longer warrants the respect they think that they deserve because they are out of touch with the people.

We have a whole bunch of people on questions of global warming as we see in Europe or immigration in eastern Europe, or here at home, that feel they can dictate to people and they're never subject to the ramifications of their own ideology and policy. And it's like the emperor has no clothes and then they're surprised that Trump won or surprised that people are rioting in Paris. What did they think was going to happen?

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