The battle between Carlson and the super-secret intelligence agency began on Monday, when the commentator claimed a whistleblower said NSA was watching him.
The whistleblower, Carlson averred, “repeated back to us information about a story that we are working on that could have only come directly from my texts and emails.”
“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. This morning we filed an FOIA request, a Freedom of Information Act request, asking for all information that the NSA and other agencies have gathered about this show.”
“Tucker Carlson alleged that the National Security Agency has been ‘monitoring our electronic communications and is planning to leak them in an attempt to take this show off the air.’ This allegation is untrue,” the spy agency replied:
“Tucker Carlson has never been an intelligence target of the Agency and the NSA has never had any plans to try to take his program off the air.
NSA has a foreign intelligence mission. We target foreign powers to generate insights on foreign activities that could harm the United States. With limited exceptions (e.g. an emergency), NSA may not target a U.S. citizen without a court order that explicitly authorizes the targeting.”
Noting that other news organizations seemed to think it was “totally normal for heavily politicized intel agencies” to spy on journalists, Carlson said “it’s the end of democracy” if such spying continues.
Biden spokeswoman Jen Psaki did not deny the allegation, Carlson noted, and instead appeared to read the Wikipedia entry for the agency.
Carlson called the NSA’s answer an “infuriatingly dishonest … entire paragraph of lies written purely for the benefit of the intel community’s lackeys at CNN and MSNBC.” The commentators telephoned and unsuccessfully sought an answer from “highly political, left-wing” NSA chief Paul Nakasone. The answer from Nakasone’s underlings, figuratively speaking, was this: “Shut up, Serf! Obey!”
Later, NSA published its statement.
……The NSA has a long history of spying on Americans, as Edward Snowden’s major leak to NSA documents in 2013 showed, as The New American noted in its first report on Carlson’s accusation. A half century ago, the Church Committee learned the agency had eavesdropped on Americans even then.
The intelligence agencies are politicized and need a major overhaul. One of Obama’s last acts of malfeasance was to give the NSA increased power to do want it wants with the information it collects on American citizens. Obama’s abuse of power was unprecedented. He used intelligence agencies to target political opponents. When Sharyl Attkisson and James Rosen published damaging information about Benghazi and Fast and Furious, he had their emails, computers, and phones hacked.
Much of Obama’s corruption, lawbreaking, and Constitutional violations were well known. No one in the entire Obama regime was held accountable for their crimes. The Dems will never go after their own and the GOP lacks the balls.
Biden has picked up where Obama left off.
The NSA has been collecting intelligence on American citizens for years. Big Tech—including Google, Microsoft, and Facebook–have helped the agency with its domestic spying programs.
The Dems could blow up a major city and nothing would ever be done. They are above the law and history has proven that fact.