In a discussion with Blaze TV host Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson explained he reached out to former United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson for an interview.

Carlson said one of Johnson’s advisors told him the interview would only be granted for a million dollars.

“Boris Johnson calls me a tool of the Kremlin or something,” Carlson said.

“So I put in a request for an interview with Boris Johnson,” he added.

“I know a lot of people who know Boris Johnson, so I reach out to them. Finally one of his advisors gets back to me and says he will talk to you but it’s going to cost you a million dollars. He wants a million dollars,” Carlson explained.

“He attacks me without explaining how I’m wrong, of course, or how he’s right. This is, by the way, the guy who single-handedly, at the request of the U.S. government, stopped the peace deal in Ukraine a year and a half ago. And is, I think, for that reason, responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people,” Carlson continued.

“He won’t explain any of that to me in an interview until I pay him a million dollars. And I said to the guy, you know, I just interviewed Vladimir Putin. I’m not defending Putin, but Putin didn’t ask for a million dollars. So you’re telling me that Boris Johnson is a lot sleazier, a lot lower than Vladimir Putin. Which is true,” he added.

“So this whole thing is a freakin’ shakedown,” he said.

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In his interview with Tucker Carlson, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Boris Johnson squashed peace negotiations between Russia and Ukraine.

Vladimir Putin Identifies World Leader He Claims Destroyed Russia-Ukraine Peace Negotiations

“We negotiated with Ukraine in Istanbul, we agreed, he was aware of this. He [Zelensky] even put his preliminary signature on the document I am telling you about,” Putin said.

“But then he publicly stated to the whole world: ‘We were ready to sign this document. But Mr. Johnson, then the Prime Minister of Great Britain, came and dissuaded us from doing this, saying it was better to fight Russia. And we agreed with this proposal,'” he continued.

“And the fact that they obey the demand or persuasion of Mr. Johnson, the former Prime Minister of Great Britain, seems ridiculous and very sad to me,” he added.

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Boris Johnson had a meltdown after Carlson released the interview with Putin.

"Around the world people are watching that ludicrous interview with Vladimir Putin conducted by Tucker Carlson and we must not fall for this tissue of lies," Johnson said.

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Boris Johnson wrote via the Daily Mail:

When Tucker Carlson went to the Kremlin he had a function well known to history. He was to be the stooge of the tyrant, the dictaphone to the dictator and a traitor to journalism.

In his fawning, guffawing, slack-jawed happiness at having a ‘scoop’, he betrayed his viewers and listeners around the world.

He didn’t ask tough questions. He didn’t ask Putin why even now he is using the most brutal means of modern warfare to maim and murder innocent Ukrainian civilians.

He didn’t take him to task for the torture, the rapes, the blowing up of kindergartens — all of it wholly unnecessary and unprovoked. Not once did he even try to dam the flow of lies from Putin.

Instead he gasped fanboyishly at Putin’s alleged erudition, boneheadedly accepting the Russian leader’s mixture of semi-masticated Wikipedia and outright falsehood — such as the bizarre (and ominous) suggestion that Poland was somehow responsible for her own partition and destruction in 1939 — as if Russia had had no part in the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact*.

He did not challenge the ludicrous suggestion that the UK government persuaded the Ukrainians to fight on, rather than surrender to Putin’s tender mercies, in the spring of 2022.

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