Jeffrey Clark nags Tucker Carlson: ‘I don’t recognize the country anymore’

Hours after the Jan. 6 commission delivered damning evidence of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to pressure the Justice Department with his false election claims, former DOJ official and eager Trump accomplice Jeffrey Clark found refuge on the friendly ether waves of Tucker Carlson tonight

The raid on Clark’s home Wednesday by more than a dozen DOJ officials served as additional fodder for a pity party.

“They dragged him out into the street in his pajamas. What did Jeff Clark do wrong? Did he sell fentanyl? Was he human trafficking on the Mexican border?” asked Carlson, using one of the same arguments he used to defend Peter Navarro, the ex-Trump adviser who also worked to overturn the 2020 election when he was taken into custody earlier this month.

“Jeff Clark committed no crime. What he was doing wrong was calling for an investigation into voter fraud,” Carlson insisted, covering up Clark’s involvement in Trump’s desperate moves to stay in power.

According to Clark, his meeting with federal agents began with a “loud, persistent banging on my door” early in the morning.

“I opened the door and asked for courtesy to be able to put on pants and was told, no, you need to come out. So I came out, they swept the house, and finally they let me go back in and put some pants on,” Clark said as the Fox News chyron blared that he was “in his pajamas.” (Oddly enough, at another point, the chyron described Clark, the former assistant attorney general, as a “former Trump associate.”) Clark’s electronic devices were seized during the raid, which he called “highly politicized.” .

When Carlson claimed that Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray “have decided on behalf of Joe Biden to corrupt our most basic institutions,” Clark disagreed.

“I just think we live in an era that I don’t recognize,” he said after noting his previous encounters with those two figures. “And increasingly, Tucker, I don’t recognize the country with this kind of Stasi stuff anymore,” he added, referring to East Germany’s secret police.

Carlson, perhaps wanting to bolster his populist credentials, chose the more accessible “Stalinist” label when describing the DOJ’s recent moves.

“At some point someone will fight back and it gets super ugly and I pray it doesn’t happen, but I think it probably will,” he predicted. “It’s all so sad and I’m sorry you got caught up in it in your pajamas.”

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