The former Fox News host has alleged that the White House obstructed his makes an attempt to interview Russia’s president
US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller instructed reporters he had nothing to say about alleged makes an attempt by unnamed figures in Washington to forestall Tucker Carlson from interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“This will be good,” Miller quipped upon listening to Tucker’s identify, interrupting a journalist’s query. After drawing some laughs within the room, the reporter went on to ask whether or not the spokesman had any feedback.
“I have no idea what he’s talking about,” Miller said with a smile, earlier than shifting on to the following query.
Last week, former Fox News host Tucker Carlson instructed Swiss publication Die Weltwoche that he had tried to arrange an interview with Putin, however didn’t clarify when the interview was to happen or how precisely the US government intervened.
“I tried to interview Vladimir Putin, and the US government stopped me,” Carlson claimed. The often-controversial media persona didn’t elaborate on the episode, however appeared to recommend that the Biden administration had someway stopped the sit-down from going down.
“By the way, nobody defended me. I don’t think there was anybody in the news media who said, ‘Wait a second. I may not like this guy, but he has a right to interview anyone he wants, and we have a right to hear what Putin says’,” Carlson added.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated on Monday that the Western public is so inundated with “Russia-hating propaganda” that an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin wouldn’t be acquired “soberly.”
Western public ‘stupefied by Russia-hating propaganda’ – Kremlin
Peskov didn’t touch upon Carlson’s claims, but when requested whether or not the Russian president would contemplate an interview with the American journalist, he replied “we’ll wait and see.”
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