Fox News’ Tucker Carlson got into it with Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell Monday night over Russian collusion.
Tucker played a clip from July 2016 where Trump joked about Russia finding Hillary Clinton’s emails that she deleted.
“Do we have the 30,000 emails, did Russia ever come up with those? Oh, no they, they didn’t actually,” The Daily Caller co-founder said.
“Do you know that for a fact?” Swalwell said.
“Well, we haven’t seen them,” Carlson said.
“Well, let’s let the Mueller investigation continue,” Swalwell said.
“Okay, maybe Mueller’s in contact with the Russians, but Trump didn’t come up with those from the Russians, so that didn’t happen,” Carlson said.
“There is still an attempt there, right? You can attempt to do something and fail, and it can still be a crime,” Swalwell said.
“I hate to inject common sense into this…” Tucker joked. “If you’re trying to make secret contact with Russia, your handlers back in Moscow, wouldn’t you dial them up on the short wave in the basement? Would you really sent a coded message in the middle of a joke at a press conference?”
“I’m not saying he’s the smartest guy in the world, Tucker. Never accused him of that,” Swalwell said.
“So that’s — that’s the smoking gun right there?” Carlson said.
“No, it’s part of the evidence. An invitation made by the candidate, telling them it’s okay. He’s not the smartest guy in the world,” Swalwell replied. (RELATED: WATCH: Tucker And Alan Dershowitz Ruin James Comey’s Night)
“Okay so, he’s both a secret agent for Putin but he’s so dumb he spills his secrets at a press conference on TV.” (RELATED: ‘I Don’t Want To Explode On TV…’ — Tucker ENDS Segment With Dem Congressman When He Accuses Him Of Working For Russia)