Fox News host Tucker Carlson contrasted the public arrest and harsh treatment of longtime Trump associate Roger Stone with the treatment received by deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
After an early morning January military-style arrest involving armed federal agents that was tipped to CNN, Stone was convicted on Friday of one count each of obstructing an official proceeding and witness tampering, along with five counts of making false statements to the House Intelligence Committee.
“Stone’s main crime was lying to Congress about who he had or had not spoken to about Russia,” Carlson opined. “By the time Stone’s trial began in Washington, the larger scandal that ensnared him had long been debunked.” Amazon.com Gift Card i... Buy New $50.00 (as of 12:35 EST - Details)
Still, Carlson noted, prosecutors “argued that Roger Stone should spend up to 50 years in prison, effectively the rest of his life,” while “official Washington cheered.”
“‘Rot in hell,’ they screamed on Twitter, oblivious to karma, which by the way is real,” said Tucker, referring in part to “The View” co-host Meghan McCain’s post-Stone-conviction remarks.
All of which, Carlson contended, was “much harsher and more outraged … than anything that greeted convicted child molester Jeffrey Epstein.”3