Tucker Carlson blasts NSA after agency denies his spy claim

The National Security Agency (NSA) issued a uncommon public assertion Tuesday denying claims by Fox News host Tucker Carlson that the division had been monitoring his communications in a bid to get his top-rated present taken off the air.

“This allegation is untrue,” learn the unsigned assertion posted on the NSA’s Twitter account. “Tucker Carlson has by no means been an intelligence goal of the Agency and the NSA has by no means had any plans to attempt to take his program off the air.

“NSA has a foreign intelligence mission,” the assertion continued. “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 US citizen without a court order that explicitly authorizes the targeting.”

On Tuesday’s version of “Tucker Carlson Tonight”, the host referred to as the NSA assertion “infuriatingly dishonest” and “an entire paragraph of lies written purely for the benefit of the intel community’s lackeys at CNN and MSNBC”.

“Last night on this show, we made a very straightforward claim: NSA has read my private emails without my permission. Period,” Carlson acknowledged. “That’s what we said. Tonight’s statement from the NSA does not deny that.”

Carlson recounted unsuccessful makes an attempt by his producers to contact NSA Director Gen. Paul Nakasone and described the agency’s claim that he had by no means been an “intelligence target” as “a complete non sequitur.”

Tucker confirms NSA is monitoring 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' in hopes of canceling it
Tucker Carlson claims NSA is monitoring ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ in hopes of canceling it.
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“The question remains: Did the Biden administration read my personal emails?” he requested. “That’s the query that we requested on to NSA officers once we spoke to them about 20 minutes in the past in a really heated dialog: Did you learn my emails? And once more, they refused to say. Again and once more. And then, they refused even to elucidate why they couldn’t reply that straightforward query.

“‘We can’t tell you and we won’t tell you why we can’t tell you,’” a visibly agitated Carlson concluded. “My emails! And the message was clear: ‘We can do whatever we want. We can read your personal texts, we can read your personal emails, we can send veiled threats your way to brush you back if we don’t like your politics. We can do anything. We’re our own country, and there’s literally nothing you can do about it. We’re in charge, you are not.’ Orwellian does not begin to describe the experience.”

Carlson additionally dismissed White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s response when requested for remark earlier Tuesday about his allegations.

“Well, the NSA … is an entity that focuses on foreign threats and individuals who are trying, attempting to do us harm on foreign soil,” Psaki stated. “So, that is their purview. But beyond that, I would point you to the intelligence community.”

“It’s like she’s reading the Wikipedia entry,” Carlson sniped.

Carlson initially claimed Monday {that a} “whistleblower within the US government” had reached out to warn him of the alleged surveillance.

National Security Agency (NSA),
The NSA issued a public assertion denying Tucker Carlson’s claims.
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“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 stated. “There’s no other possible source for that information, period.”

Carlson went on to claim that “the Biden administration is spying on us. We have confirmed that … This is scary and we need to stop it right away.”

A Fox News spokesperson referred the Post to Carlson’s on-air remarks when requested for remark Tuesday evening.

This undated photo provided by the National Security Agency (NSA) shows its headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland.
“This allegation is untrue,” learn the assertion posted on the NSA’s Twitter account.
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