Tucker Carlson criticizes Trump's Ukraine call

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The Daily Caller co-founder and Fox News host, however, doesn't support the Democrats' ongoing impeachment inquiry.

In an op-ed written with fellow Daily Caller co-founder Neil Patel, Carlson wrote that "Donald Trump should not have been on the phone with a foreign head of state encouraging another country to investigate his political opponent, Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Supreme Court and blind partisanship ended the illusion of independent agencies Missed debt ceiling deadline kicks off high-stakes fight Senate infrastructure talks spill over into rare Sunday session MORE."

"Some Republicans are trying, but there’s no way to spin this as a good idea," he added. 

But Carlson said he doesn't view the call as an impeachable offense, even if he doesn't condone it.

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Carlson asserts that it is "hard to argue" that Trump's behavior is worthy of impeachment.

"The president did not, as was first reported, offer a quid pro quo to the Ukrainians," Carlson wrote.

"He did not condition any U.S. support on a Biden investigation. The Justice Department has already looked at the totality of the call and determined that Trump did not break the law," he added.

The conservative commentator wrote that ultimately it's up to the American people to decide the fate of Trump through the upcoming election.

"America’s founders set up a pretty good system to have just this sort of debate every four years: It’s called an election," Carlson said.