Tucker Carlson warned the goalposts of investigating President Trump for Russian collusion have moved in a monologue he delivered following news that special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his probe and submitted his report to Attorney General Bill Barr. Carlson also noted, "not a single American citizen has been charged with anything related to Russian collusion."
"This has been a disaster," Carlson said of political coverage of the Mueller probe. "How can we let the people who are responsible for it continue as if it never happened? How can Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff keep their seats in the House of Representatives? They should resign. How can Jeff Zucker remain at CNN after we now know that much of what his network told us for two years is a total lie? And it is a total lie. And what about the victims of this monstrosity? There are many."
"After all of this, years of it, not a single American citizen has been charged with anything related to Russian collusion. Not one person," Carlson opened his Friday show. "Not Michael Flynn. Not Roger Stone. Not George Papadopoulos. Not Paul Manafort. Not Carter Page. Not Donald Trump."
"Many of these people have had their lives ruined by the Mueller investigation. Some could die in prison. Not one of them colluded with Russia," the host said.
"The people on TV have been lying to you," Carlson told his audience. "They will deny it now. They will tell you it was always about Trump's taxes or some foreign real estate deal or hush money he paid to a girlfriend. That's a crock. This investigation was always from day one about collusion with Russia, about betraying this country. They told us that for years."
"We have lived through three separate investigations into Russia collusion," Carlson also said. "Not just Mueller but a committee in the House and a committee in the Senate. They spent years looking at this and in the end, they found nothing."
"The Mueller investigation is over as of tonight, but the wreckage remains. For the sake of this country, let's clean it up quickly and move on," Carlson concluded.