Tucker Carlson announces interview with Vladimir Putin

Tucker Carlson

Last time, the Russian president gave an interview to a Western reporter in October, 2021

US journalist Tucker Carlson announced that he will soon have an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He announced the upcoming interview in a video posted on his X page.

"We’re in Moscow tonight. We're here to interview the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. We will be doing that soon," he said, adding that "most Americans are not informed" and "have no real idea what's happening in this region, here in Russia or 600 miles away in Ukraine."

Carlson arrived in Russia last week. Back in September 2023, he said that he attempted to arrange an interview with Putin, but US authorities prohibited that.

"Almost three years ago, the Biden administration illegally spied on our text messages and then leaked the contents to their servants in the news media. They did this in order to stop a Putin interview that we were planning. Last month, we’re pretty certain they did exactly the same thing once again, but this time we came to Moscow anyway," Carlson said in a video address posted on his X page. Back then, when the episode he mentioned took place, he was working for Fox News.

He also said he paid for his trip to Russia himself. "We want to remain prosperous and free. We paid for this trip [to Moscow] ourselves. We took no money from any government or group," the journalist said.

Tucker Carlson promised that everyone will be able to view his interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin unedited and for free on his website.

"Anyone can watch the entire thing shot live to tape and unedited on our website, TuckerCarlson.com," he said, adding that the interview will not be posted behind a paywall.

Last time, the Russian president gave an interview to a Western reporter in October 2021. Back then, he talked to CNBC reporter Hadley Gamble after the Russian Energy Week plenary meeting.

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