- May 2012
- By the wall
Well, well, well it seems like other presidents have solicited foreign help with elections also, namely Bill Clinton and this one is very obvious.
On his show Monday, Tucker Carlson discussed a transcript of a call between former President Bill Clinton and then-U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair -- the same year as the election pitting Clinton's vice president, Al Gore, against George W. Bush -- during which the ex-president asked his British counterpart for a political favor.
“You’ve heard endlessly on cable news that it is unprecedented the president would seek political gain from a conversation with a foreign leader. Well, turns out, it has happened before,” Carlson said.
“Back in 2000, President Bill Clinton had a conversation with Tony Blair of the U.K. and asked him to intercede in a dispute between British Airways and two carriers. The president, at the time, was much more direct than President Trump was in his conversation.
“This is Bill Clinton, and I’m quoting: ‘In a political season, it would be big over here to get this open sore resolved. If you could have somebody take a look at it.’ Tony Blair responded that he would.”
Bill Clinton asked UK's Tony Blair to 'take a look at' fixing problem during 2000 'political season': document
"Tucker Carlson Tonight" uncovered a conversation between Bill Clinton and Tony Blair in 2000, when the U.S. president asked the British prime minister for a favor.