Joe Biden’s Department of Justice in recent days has subpoenaed “dozens and dozens” of allies and supporters of former President Trump, seeking communications regarding presidential electors in the 2020 election, Fox News host Tucker Carlson revealed during an explosive opening monologue on Tucker Carlson Tonight.
Carlson said “scores” of Joe Biden’s political opponents like Amy Kremer—a former Tea Party leader and political activist—are being hounded by federal agents in a “precedent-breaking sweep.”
Kremer’s organization “Women for America First” hosted the “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, D.C. on January 6, and even though she didn’t personally attend the rally, she and her daughter were subpoenaed by the partisan House Select Committee in September of 2021.
“For the crime of organizing a lawful political event—an election justice rally protested by the Constitution—Amy Kremer is now being terrorized by Merrick Garland’s DOJ,” Carlson reported Monday night. “On Wednesday morning, FBI agents showed up at her home—at first at the home of her ex-husband carrying a subpoena for her daughter Kylie.”
Carlson said the FBI’s subpoena demanded all communications from Amy Kremer and Kylie, including her social media posts from October 1, 2020 to the present day.
The host questioned why Joe Biden’s FBI would need Amy Kremer’s daughter’s Instagram posts, and posited that it has nothing to do with the events leading up to January 6.
“Obviously, it’s about mining all of her personal information,” Carlson concluded. “This is harassment on political grounds.”
He added: “It’s illegal, it’s unconstitutional, it shocks the conscience of everyone who sees it, but the number of people who see it is very small because it is not covered by any media.”
Carlson told his massive audience that Kremer isn’t the only Trump ally being subjected to this type of political harassment.
“This show has obtained a subpoena from Merrick Garland’s DOJ issued in the past week, and what it demands is both unlawful and without precedent in American history,” he announced.
“The subpoena,” Carlson continued, “claims to be investigating ‘any claim that the vice president and/or the president of the Senate had the authority to reject or choose not to count presidential electors.'”
“Now keep in mind,” Carlson noted, “that any claim you make, as an American citizen, about electors, any claim you make about American politics period, is protected explicitly under the First Amendment.”
“That’s our core freedom, it’s why we live here, it’s why we’re proud to be Americans. It’s why so many American servicemen died protecting our country. Those are the freedoms they fought to preserve,” Carlson explained.
The host pointed out that after the 2016 election, Democrats—including Kamala Harris—attempted to reject the electors slated for Donald Trump in the Electoral College, but their personal communications were not subpoenaed by the incoming administration’s Department of Justice.
Yet according to the subpoena obtained by Tucker Carlson Tonight, Merrick Garland’s DOJ is demanding all communication from dozens of Trump allies on this topic, including former White House adviser and New York City police commissioner Bernie Kerick, and Trump attorney Boris Epstein.
“At no time in American history has it been okay to grab the personal communications of someone’s lawyer, because those are privileged. Not anymore,” Carlson complained, before continuing to read off more names on the list.
“Matt Morgan, Justin Clark, Kenneth Chesborough, Mike Roman, RNC official Joshua Finley, Trump attorneys John Eastman, Jenna Ellis, Joe DiGenova, James Troupis, Rudy Giuliani, Sydney Powell, Victoria Toensing, Cleta Mitchell, Bruce Marks. We could go on and on and on and on,” he said.
The DOJ is now going after former White House official Stephen Miller, a frequent guest on this show, with a subpoena. Why? Well, it could be because Stephen Miller went on this network and said: ‘if we win these cases in the courts, then we can direct the alternate state of electors are certified.’
In other words, he didn’t call for insurrection, much less violence or a coup. He called for alternate electors to be seated if the court ordered them to be seated. In other words, he was following the constitutionally prescribed process, post election. He’s doing what he’s supposed to do. He was following the rules!
But under Joe Biden, that apparently is now a crime. By the way, every one of these people has to hire lawyers to defend him or herself. And a lot of them at this point after two years of harassment, but Joe Biden can’t afford it.
This subpoena goes on to demand the communications from dozens of other Republicans and people who have spoken to them, including state representative Jake Hoffman in Arizona, Republican National Committee member Kathleen Burden in Michigan, former US Representative Lou Barletta in the state of Pennsylvania, and Republican state party secretary James DeGraffenreid in Nevada, among dozens and dozens of others.
Carlson’s explosive allegations follow former Trump adviser Steve Bannon’s claim last week that the “jackbooted Gestapo” FBI had recently “rolled in on” 35 “senior members of MAGA, Republican supporters of Donald Trump” in an effort to hobble Joe Biden’s political opponents.
Bannon made the comments on the Charlie Kirk Show last Friday, the same day he was arraigned on criminal fraud charges.
The Biden Justice Department also issued a subpoena in recent weeks to the Eagle Forum of Alabama (EFA), demanding all information related to their legislative activities promoting SB184, a new state law prohibiting “the performance of a medical procedure upon or to a minor child that is intended to alter the minor child’s sex or delay puberty, with certain exceptions.”
The DOJ’s subpoena requested all documents or information pertaining to the legislation since 2017, including all communications, and “any materials considered by the Eagle Forum of Alabama in preparing” the legislation.
The EFA said in a statement that the overly “broad” subpoena was a “blatant attempt to intimidate and silence” them.
The FBI on August 8 raided Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, as part of a transparently political investigation into his alleged mishandling of classified documents.
Carlson argued that the point of the DOJ’s recent aggressive actions is to “suppress political dissent.”
The host noted that the morning after Biden delivered his hateful speech in Philadelphia demonizing half the country, a peaceful, law-abiding woman in New Jersey was awakened by FBI agents at her door.
Lisa Gallagher, a Trump supporter who is active on Facebook, did not go to the Capitol on January 6, but the FBI had received an anonymous tip that she had.
“She had nothing whatsoever to do with January 6, and yet outside her door were three FBI agents were outside her door with guns,” said Carlson.
Gallagher told the host earlier in the day that she was terrified at the time because she thought she would be led away in handcuffs. Carlson reported that Gallagher and her husband were eventually able to convince the FBI agents that she hadn’t been at the Capitol on January 6, but, as Tucker went on to argue, the feds should have already known this.
“Imagine, armed FBI agents showing up at your house because you supported Trump on Facebook and demanding records of your whereabouts on a date nearly two years ago,” Carlson fumed. “And of course the FBI already knew that Lisa Gallagher wasn’t there because they have sophisticated facial recognition software. So they weren’t planning to arrest her,” he explained.
The Fox news host said Gallagher told him that she had never been more frightened in her life.
“The point—and this is a theme in every authoritarian regime—the point was to use government agents to intimidate enemies of the regime—on the basis of an anonymous tip,” Carlson said.
The host marveled that we’ve reached the point in Biden’s authoritarian regime where federal agents are showing up at the doors of law-abiding Americans based on the allegations of “anonymous snitches.”
“This is Soviet, and there’s no other word for it,” he said.