Fox’s Tucker Carlson searched through former President Bill Clinton’s transcripts and found that back in 2000 Clinton asked Prime Minister Tony Blair directly “to take a look at it.” Clinton was referring to a problem in the election season.

Carlson told viewers on Monday night, “You’ve heard endlessly on cable news that it is unprecedented the president would seek political gain from a conversation with a foreign leader. Well, turns out, it has happened before.”

Carlson read the official transcript: “In a political season, it would be big over here to get this open sore resolved. If you could have somebody take a look at it.”


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