From Tucker Carlson’s opening monologue on the Friday edition of his FOX News show:
TUCKER CARLSON: A remarkable new New York Times story just published about 40 minutes ago. That story alleges just within the last year American intelligence agencies paid a spy — apparently a spy working for the Russian government — $100,000 in American tax dollars in exchange for unverified and possibly fabricated information about President Trump.
Now, why would our intelligence agencies use our money to do something like that? Why would they do anything like that under any circumstances and by the way what was the information they gathered used for? None of that is clear at this hour.
Here’s what is clear right now. The bottom line in what we learned this whole week, the one thing worth taking away from a dramatic week in Washington is this: The Obama administration spied on a rival political campaign. There had better be a legitimate reason for doing that but increasingly it looks like there wasn’t.