Tucker Carlson claims Justice Department investigation of Trump for January 6 is a violation of the First Amendment

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Citation From the July 27, 2022, edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Political speech is not a crime in America. It has never been a crime in America. Even if extremists use your words to justify their violence, you cannot be arrested for their deeds because we have a First Amendment. Political speech is sacrosanct, period. The Supreme Court has ruled on this many times. It's at the very heart of our system. It is why this is a free country.

But in the single most radical move perhaps of the entire Biden administration, the attorney general, Merrick Garland has decided to change this. The Washington Post is reporting that the Justice Department is investigating former President Donald Trump as part of a criminal probe into January 6.

Now that may confuse you since Trump did not commit any act of violence on January 6. In fact, he publicly urged his voters to quote, "stay peaceful." When they entered the Capitol building, he told them to go home. That's all on public record. But according to Merrick Garland, Donald Trump is still liable for every single one of his supporters' crimes that day. Donald Trump's speech is violence. That's the new rule. Your speech is violence.