The National Security Agency is illegally spying on Fox News Host Tucker Carlson and his team’s electronic communications, according to a whistleblower who contacted him over the weekend. The NSA is “planning to leak them in an attempt to take this show off the air.” the whistleblower said.
NEW: Fox News host Tucker Carlson says a government whistleblower told his team that the NSA is spying on his team’s electronic communications and is “planning to leak them in an attempt to take this show off the air.” pic.twitter.com/DqOf6jndFC
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Tucker says he’d typically be skeptical of such information, but that the whistleblower who contacted him is in a position where they’d be aware of it, and that the whistleblower revealed things to him from his communications that only he would be aware of.
“Yesterday, we heard from a whistleblower from within the US government who reached out to warn us that the NSA, the National Security Agency, is monitoring our electronic communications and is planning to leak them in an attempt to take this show off the air,” Tucker said.
“Now, that’s a shocking claim and ordinarily we’d be skeptical of it, it’s illegal for the NSA to spy on American citizens, it’s a crime, it’s not a third world country, things like that should not happen in america but unfortunately they do happen and in this case they did happen.”
Tucker continued: “The whistleblower, who is in a position to know, repeated back to us information about a story that we’re working on that could have only come from my texts and emails. There’s no other possible source, period. The NSA captured that information without our knowledge and did it for political reasons.”
“The Biden administration is spying on us we have confirmed that,” he said.
“Only Congress can force transparency on the intelligence agencies and they should do that immediately,” Tucker said. “Spying on opposition journalists is incompatible with democracy. If they are doing it to us — and again they are definitely doing it to us — they are almost certainly doing it to others. This is scary and they need to stop it right away.”