Many were shocked when Fox News’ Tucker Carlson announced last night that he was given information by a NSA whistleblower that the agency is monitoring Tucker Carlson’s electronic communications and is planning to leak them in order to ruin the show.
U.S. House Rep Lauren Boebert (R-CO) tweeted about the news that she believes, “The House Committee on Oversight and Reform should immediately and thoroughly investigate @TuckerCarlson‘s claim that the NSA is spying on him.”
“If this is indeed true, criminal charges should be brought on those who have violated this private citizen’s rights,” Boebert added.
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform should immediately and thoroughly investigate @TuckerCarlson‘s claim that the NSA is spying on him.— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) June 29, 2021
If this is indeed true, criminal charges should be brought on those who have violated this private citizen’s rights.
America First Republican South Carolina U.S. Sen candidate Tim Swain also weighed in on the accusations from Carlson and said, “The NSA is illegally spying on Tucker Carlson to try and intimidate him.”
Swain urged, “Tucker is a national treasure. Protect him at all costs.”
The NSA is illegally spying on Tucker Carlson to try and intimidate him. Tucker is a national treasure. Protect him at all costs.— Tim Swain (@SwainForSenate) June 29, 2021
As we previously reported, Carlson claimed on his show:
“The whistleblower, who is in a position to know, repeated back to us information about a story that we are working on, that could only have come directly from my texts and emails. There is no other possible source for that information period. The NSA captured that information without our knowledge and did it for political reasons. The Biden Administration is spying on us and we have confirmed that.”
He went on, “this morning we filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 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 offices at the NSA and the FBI. We don’t expect to hear much back. That’s the way that usually goes. Only Congress can force transparency on the intelligence agencies, and they should do that immediately.”
He went even further to highlight, “spying on opposition journalists is incompatible with Democracy, if they are doing it to us, they are almost certainly doing it to others. This is scary and we need to stop it right away”.
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