Should ICC’s War Crimes Arrest Warrant for Putin Include His American PR Flack, Tucker Carlson?

The Associated Press is reporting that “The International Criminal Court said Friday that it has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes.” The ICC cites Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine and the tactics he has employed that include targeting civilians, torture, abducting children, and other unambiguous war crimes.

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Fox News, Vladimir Putin, Tucker Carlson

While many observers will regard this as the inevitable consequence of Putin’s terroristic campaign, it should be also be considered just the beginning. Putin had allies and comrades that contributed to his unprovoked hostilities. Among them is Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has served as Putin’s primary media mouthpiece in the United States.

Carlson has been disseminating Russian propaganda about the attack on Ukraine from its earliest days. And therefore, Carlson and Fox News ought to be considered as accomplices. What follows are some examples of Carlson’s commentaries that affirm his support for Putin and his imperialistic aspirations.

So It Wasn’t a Hoax After All: Tucker Carlson Admits that Russia Got Trump Elected
Carlson is finally conceding that Russia deliberately interfered in American politics on Trump’s behalf saying that “Biden has just pushed the EU to stop buying Russian oil. It’s payback for getting Trump elected.” But Carlson is criticizing Biden – not Russia or Trump – for this.

EU Bans Russian Propaganda TV Networks, While Fox News Still Peddles Putin’s Lies in the US
“Why do I care about what’s going on in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia? And why shouldn’t I root for Russia, because I am.”

Only on Fox News: Russian Foreign Minister Praises the Network’s Pro-Putin Propaganda
Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, in an interview on the Kremlin sponsored RT (Russian Television) cable channel, lavished praise on Fox News as a singular voice for Russia’s interests, saying that “only Fox News is trying to present some alternative point of view.” Alternative meaning anti-American.

Fox News Senior Putin Apologist, Tucker Carlson, Pleads to Keep the Russian Dictator in Power
“We can force Vladimir Putin from office entirely […but…] Would the next Russian president be an improvement over Putin?” Do you suppose that Carlson would have used the same argument for keeping Hitler in power?

Tucker Carlson of Fox News Rattles Off His Ridiculous Reasons for Why You Shouldn’t Hate Putin
Carlson demonstrates his habit of asking asinine questions: “Has Putin ever called me a racist? Has he threatened to get me fired for disagreeing with him? Has he shipped every middle-class job in my town to Russia? Did he manufacture a worldwide pandemic…” And he went on for several more minutes of that idiocy absolving Putin of any wrongdoing.

WTF? Fox News Traitor Tucker Carlson Takes Russia’s Side Against Democracy and America
“Why would we take Ukraine’s side? Why wouldn’t we have Russia’s side? I’m totally confused.”

This is the sort of collaboration that ought to earn Carlson an arrest warrant of his own.

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Trump’s ‘Truth Social’ Faces Legal and Financial Turmoil Amid Disclosures of Russian Funding

Truth Social, the website that Donald Trump launched after Twitter suspended him “due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” has had a rocky existence from its inception. It’s first days were marked by technical failures and user frustration. And it was all downhill from there.

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This week it was revealed that Truth Social may have been the beneficiary of millions of dollars of investments from Russian sources who are connected to Vladimir Putin. The Guardian reports that…

“Federal prosecutors in New York involved in the criminal investigation into Donald Trump’s social media company last year started examining whether it violated money laundering statutes in connection with the acceptance of $8m with suspected Russian ties, according to sources familiar with the matter.” […]

“The expanded nature of the criminal investigation, which has not been previously reported, threatens to delay the completion of the merger between Trump Media and DWAC, which would provide the company and Truth Social with up to $1.3bn in capital, in addition to a stock market listing.”

The report notes that the sources of the funding include the off-shore Paxum Bank, based in the Caribbean island nation, Dominica. It is notorious for “providing banking services for the pornography and sex worker industries, which makes it higher risk of engaging in money laundering and other illicit financing.” These revelations compound both the financial and legal ordeals of Truth Social. It is already being investigated for various alleged corrupt activities.

RELATED: LOCK HIM UP: Trump’s TRUTH Social Scam is Being Criminally Investigated By a Federal Grand Jury

What’s more, the shell company that Trump planned to use to get Truth Social’s parent corporation, Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), on the stock market is itself being threatened with being delisted. Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC) recently received a notice from NASDAQ warning them of the pending action. It’s stock price has declined nearly 90%.

In advance of that, Trump, hoping to avoid personal liability, removed himself and Don Jr from the board of TMTG. However, if the DWAC deal doesn’t go through, Trump won’t be able to pocket the billions of dollars that have been raised by his criminal cronies.

Trump’s interest in Truth Social has always been focused more on enriching himself and getting retribution for having been banished from Twitter. It was a scam that never had any credible prospects for success. That was evident in Trump’s hiring of former congressman Devin Nunes to run the venture. Nunes had no experience whatsoever in media or technology, and it shows. But he was and is a devoted Trump-fluffer.

Truth Social’s business model is based on advertising. However, it has utterly failed to build a viable stream of ad revenue. According to an exhaustive study by the New York Times, the platform has only been able to attract interest from “hucksters and fringe marketers.” “Ads from major brands are nonexistent on the site,” the Times found, and that instead “the ads on Truth Social are for alternative medicine, diet pills, gun accessories and Trump-themed trinkets.”

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As an example of the bogus product pitches on Truth Social is an ad for a blatantly racist, and thoroughly worthless, Trump keepsake: A Trump-branded White Privilege Card:

UPDATE: In the midst of all this turmoil, DWAC has just fired their CEO, Patrick Orlando.

And that about sums up the decrepit state of affairs at Truth Social. For more on what is perhaps the biggest flop on Trump’s long resume of failures, see these related stories…

UPDATE: DWAC and the SEC have reportedly reached an agreement regarding the company’s merger deal with TMTG. According to CNN, “If it’s approved, the SEC will enter a cease-and-desist order with the company, finding DWAC violated ‘antifraud provisions’ connected to initial public offering filings. [and] If DWAC amends its IPO filings, it will have to pay the SEC an $18 million civil penalty after the closing of any merger deal.”

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