The goal of the government establishment parading former FBI Director James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Community on Thursday was to remove President Donald Trump from office, according to Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
Carlson explained in a monologue on his show Friday that because Trump is still in office, Comey's testimony failed to trigger its desired effect.
"As of 8 PM Eastern Time tonight, Donald Trump is still the President of the United States, and that means that on the most basic level, Comey’s testimony failed to achieve its goal. Make no mistake, removing Trump from office was the goal," Carlson said.
For months, Democrats have alleged that Trump's presidential campaign colluded with Russian operatives to undermine Hillary Clinton's campaign and American democracy. But according to Carlson, nobody in Washington "actually believes" that. Instead, they use the Trump-Russia narrative as a means to try to expel Trump from the White House.
To prove his point, Carlson went on to explain that last summer during the height of the presidential campaign and before the Russia narrative blew wide open, progressives trying to keep Trump from the White House tried to paint him as a racist.
"Trump was supposed to be the biggest racist since Bull Connor," Carlson quipped.
The Fox host said that Hillary Clinton based her entire campaign strategy on the "Trump is racist" narrative and lost because it turned out to not be true.
Once that narrative fell on its face, Carlson said some creative person came up with the narrative that "Trump is a traitor."
"A Russian agent posing as a 70-year-old New York real-estate developer," Carlson said. "It sounded kinda far-fetched, but for some reason it kinda worked. Half the country seemed to buy it and 100 percent of CNN viewers were all in."
"It's been all [Russian President Vladimir] Putin since then," he added.
Now that the Trump-Russia narrative has begun to fall apart thanks to testimony made by Comey and others, Carlson explained that progressives are trying to paint Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a Russian spy.
Carlson pointed out that zero evidence has surfaced to prove the allegations made by Democrats: that Trump or key members of his administration, like Sessions, somehow colluded with Russian operatives to undermine American democracy.
Still, that hasn't stopped Democratic leaders, like Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), from calling on Sessions to resign, which proves the real motive behind their words and actions, Carlson said.
"Again, this is not about truth or fairness, much less protecting this country from foreign threats — it's about toppling, let's not lie about it, a democratically elected government that the permanent class in Washington doesn't like," he explained.