Tucker Carlson Accuses Biden Admin of Using NSA to Spy on Him
Fox News host says surveillance operation of texts and emails is confirmed
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has made explosive claims against the White House, accusing Democrat Joe Biden's administration of using the National Security Agency (NSA) to spy on him in an effort to shut him down.
Carlson revealed Monday night that a government whistleblower confirmed he is the target of an NSA surveillance operation.
He said the Biden admin is spying on him by reading his confidential texts and emails in order to try and take his show off the air.
Carlson said the whistleblower informed him that the NSA was monitoring his online communications.
Normally, Carlson said, he would be skeptical of such claims.
However, he said the whistleblower was able to repeat back to him information about a story that he is working on that could only have been gathered through Carlson’s private texts and emails.
The Fox News host alleged that the NSA plans to leak Carlson’s communications in order to try and get his show - which is critical of Biden and Democrats - taken off the air.
Tucker Carlson says a whistleblower told him that he is being spied on by the NSA and that he filed a FOIA request for information:— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 29, 2021
"The Biden administration is spying on us. We have confirmed that." pic.twitter.com/LY2vmDLFTK
“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 said during his show “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“The Biden administration is signaling a very real change to actual federal policy,” he continued.
"The War on Terror, now ongoing for 20 years, has pivoted in its aims.
"The War on Terror is now being waged on American citizens, opponents of the regime. We saw this on display on January 6.
"We told you a couple of weeks ago, based on the language in publicly available indictments, that the FBI clearly had foreknowledge of the riot at the Capitol that day, and the agents we spoke to this weekend confirmed that is true: ‘The FBI had sources in that crowd — confidential sources, snitches. That’s 100% certain.'”
Carlson then segued toward his explosive allegations that the Biden administration is spying on him:
But’s not just political protesters the government is spying on.
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.
"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,” he asserted.
"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.
"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.
"There’s no other possible source for that information, period.”
"The NSA captured that information without our knowledge and did it for political reasons,” Carlson stated.
"The Biden administration is spying on us.
"We have confirmed that.
"This morning we filed an FOIA request — Freedom of Information Act request — asking for all information that the NSA and other agencies have gathered about this show.
"We did it mostly as a formality.
"We’ve also contacted the press office of both NSA and the FBI.”
"We don’t expect to hear much back,” Carlson said.
"That’s the way that usually goes.
"Only Congress can force transparency on the intelligence agencies and they should do that immediately.
"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 we need to stop it right away.”
Carlson has now called on Congress to force transparency in the intelligence agencies.