Would Environmentalists be Subpoenaed?: Tucker Carlson Grills Democrat on Russia’s Anti-Fracking Propaganda

During this evening’s broadcast of Tucker Carlson Tonight, host Tucker Carlson challenged Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) on the recent intelligence report that indicates Russia meddled in the election to assist Donald Trump.

Early on in the interview, Carlson asked Swalwell about the bipartisan commission he’s proposed to look into Russian hacking, pressing him to explain how it’s bipartisan if he hasn’t gotten any Republicans to join on. (Swalwell said Republicans would be added if it were created.)

After some more back-and-forth, with Carlson pressing the Democrat on some of his politically charged and aggressive comments about Trump and Vladimir Putin, the conversation changed to one part of the report that Carlson found humorous.

Pointing out that the report showed Russia was pushing anti-fracking propaganda because natural gas production is hurting Russia’s oil and gas industry, Carlson noted that environmental groups were “taking their cues from Russia propaganda masters.”

“Would they be subpoenaed too,” Carlson asked, in relation to Swalwell’s proposed commission. When Swalwell pivoted from the question, Carlson began laughing at him, later asking if “Greenpeace comes out against fracking, doesn’t it make you wonder if they got that from their Russian spy masters?”

Watch the clip above to see how Swalwell responded, via Fox News.

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