Watch: Tucker Claims The NSA Is Spying on Him
On Monday night Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed that the Nation Security Agency (NSA) was spying on him, reading through confidential texts and emails in an attempt to get his show off the air.
Carlson began the segment discussing the war on terror, explaining how it has shifted from supposed foreign threats to domestic ones before pivoting to his personal bombshell.
“But it’s not just political protests that the government is spying on,” Carlson said. “Yesterday, we heard from a whistleblower within the U.S. 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.”
Carlson admitted that he was at first skeptical of the explosive claims, but went on to explain that the whistleblower was able to privately leak conversations of his that nobody other than the intended recipient would have been able to see. According to Carlson, this confirmed that the whistleblower’s claims were true.
“The whistleblower who is in a position to know repeated back to us information about a story that we are working on that could have only come directly from my texts and emails,” he said. “There’s no other possible source for that information. Period. They did it for political reasons. The Biden administration is spying on us. We have confirmed that.”
“It’s illegal for the NSA to spy on American citizens, it’s a crime,” Carlson said. “It’s not a third-world country. Things like that should not happen in America.”
He then claimed that the NSA gathered private information “without [their] knowledge, and did it for political reasons.”
“Only Congress can force transparency on the intelligence agencies and they should do that immediately,” Carlson concluded. “Spying on opposition journalists is incompatible with democracy. 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 we need to stop it right away.”