‘You’re Asking Me Loaded Questions’: Democratic Rep. and Tucker Carlson Battle Over Intel Leaks


Tucker Carlson faced off tonight with Congressman Jim Himes, a Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, over President Trump‘s wiretapping claims and recent intel leaks.

Carlson brought up people’s concerns with intelligence agencies spying on Americans. Himes objected to his use of the word “spying” and scolded Carlson for being “irresponsible” in stating reports as facts.

Carlson repeatedly pressed him on whether associates of Trump were being surveilled and how Michael Flynn was taken down due to the leaks.

He questioned why Himes would refer to leakers as “patriots.” Himes said he wasn’t talking about leakers specifically, but about all the people in the intel community.

They argued back and forth and Himes told Carlson, “You’re misrepresenting my position.”

When Carlson confronted Himes about whether his committee is conducting responsible oversight of the intelligence agencies, Himes said at one point, “You’re putting words into my mouth. That’s a lot of fun on Fox News, but it’s not particularly accurate to the way the intelligence community operates.”

Carlson said that he’s just asking real questions here. Himes responded, “You’re asking me loaded questions.”

Watch the full segment above, via Fox News.

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