Tucker Carlson says he ‘can’t even guess’ who killed Navalny as Chris Cuomo slams him for softball questions to Putin during infamous interview – as fired Fox News host says nation deserves to know how many FBI agents were at January 6th riot

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Tucker Carlson told Chris Cuomo that he ‘can’t even guess’ who killed Alexei Navalny during a confrontational conversation with Cuomo, who hit at Carlson for asking Vladimir Putin softball questions. 

Cuomo will air the two-part chat with Carlson – often rivals during the Trump era when they hosted competing cable news shows – Monday and Tuesday night on NewsNation.

While conceding that Carlson shouldn’t have been ‘getting into a shouting match’ with the Russian president, Cuomo still felt the ex-Fox News host could’ve gone harder and asked about Navalny.

‘[You] made choices,’ he said. ‘You didn’t ask about Navalny. You said, well all killers, all leaders kill. But don’t you feel that if you are gonna go and sit with someone like that you have to hold them for account for things that matter, the fact that he may have murdered somebody or a lot of people.’

Carlson responded by saying that he did hold Putin to account but claimed that ‘Ukrainians say [Putin] didn’t kill Navalny.’

Tucker Carlson told Chris Cuomo that he ‘can’t even guess’ who killed Alexei Navalny during a confrontational interview with Cuomo, who hit at Carlson for asking Vladimir Putin softball questions

Cuomo will air the full interview with Carlson - often rivals during the Trump era when they hosted competing cable news shows - Monday night on News Nation

Cuomo will air the full interview with Carlson – often rivals during the Trump era when they hosted competing cable news shows – Monday night on News Nation

Cuomo responded: ‘Who killed him then? Guy looks good one minute, the next minute he’s dead.’

‘In some larger sense, the Russian government, the Ukrainian government said he died of natural causes,’ Carlson argued. 

‘Now, what is actually going on there, I can’t even guess.’ 

Ukraine’s top spy chief has claimed that Navalny may have ‘died from a blood clot’ amid widespread speculation that the outspoken Putin critic was murdered by Russian spies.

The pair also discussed Carlson’s coverage of the January 6 insurrection.

‘Your approach and the approach of other people, hey this was just, you know, these guys were in the wrong place, the wrong way, but that’s all it was. I don’t agree with that. I think it was a riot,’ Cuomo said.

‘And I think they were way over the line, and I think they were motivated to go over the line, in part by the President of the United States.’

Carlson replied: ‘Parts of it obviously were a riot but let me ask you a couple questions, one is, why can’t we know how many federal agents were in the crowd and what they were doing there?’

The pair also discussed Carlson's coverage of the January 6 insurrection

The pair also discussed Carlson’s coverage of the January 6 insurrection

Carlson was accused of having 'cherry-picked' footage of the January 6 riot

Carlson was accused of having ‘cherry-picked’ footage of the January 6 riot

‘I am fine with knowing. I love transparency. It is the key to understanding,’ Cuomo responded.

Cuomo then lobbied that he ‘cherry-picked’ the footage he played from that day to make those charged with crimes in connection with the Capitol insurrection appear sympathetic. 

‘I aired what they sent me,’ Carlson replied, to which Cuomo again claimed he ‘cherry-picked’ it.

Cuomo has been critical of Carlson’s interview with Putin, having clashed with Candace Owens about it on Patrick Bet-David’s podcast.

In the Carlson interview, when asked what the decisive moment was that made up his mind to launch his attack on Ukraine, Putin responded, ‘initially, it was the coup in Ukraine’ – referencing the removal of Zelensky’s predecessor Viktor Yanukovych in 2014.

‘And what triggered the current events? Firstly, the current Ukrainian leadership would not implement the Minsk Agreements,’ Putin continued. The Minsk Agreements were a series of treaties that sought to end the Donbas War between Ukraine and Russian separatist groups, signed in 2014.

He accused former leaders of Germany and France of reneging on their commitments to the agreements.

While conceding that Carlson shouldn't have been 'getting into a shouting match' with the Russian president, Cuomo still felt the ex-Fox News host could've gone harder and asked about Navalny

While conceding that Carlson shouldn’t have been ‘getting into a shouting match’ with the Russian president, Cuomo still felt the ex-Fox News host could’ve gone harder and asked about Navalny

During his interview with Tucker Carlson, Putin gave a 'historical background' of the conflict with Ukraine, before defending his military's action

During his interview with Tucker Carlson, Putin gave a ‘historical background’ of the conflict with Ukraine, before defending his military’s action

When asked what the decisive moment was that made up his mind to launch his attack, Putin responded, 'initially, it was the coup in Ukraine' - referencing the removal of Zelensky's predecessor Viktor Yanukovych in 2014

When asked what the decisive moment was that made up his mind to launch his attack, Putin responded, ‘initially, it was the coup in Ukraine’ – referencing the removal of Zelensky’s predecessor Viktor Yanukovych in 2014

‘They never intended to implement them, they simply led us by the nose,’ he said.He also bristled at the notion a change in president would change the outcome of the war.

‘You just asked me if another leader comes and changes something? It is not about the leader,’ he said.

Putin sensationally claimed that a peace deal over the Ukraine war was once almost agreed to, blaming the ‘Western side’ for wanting to keep the war going for as long as possible.

‘We’re willing to negotiate,’ he said.

‘It is the western side, and Ukraine is obviously a satellite state of the US. It is evident. I do not want you to take it as if I am looking for a strong word or an insult. But we both understand what is happening.’

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