“Tucker Carlson Tonight” host Tucker Carlson offered an update Tuesday after reports on Monday that a National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower contacted him and revealed that the agency, which operates surveillance on foreign targets, had access to the emails. some of his personal
Carlson said whistleblowers were able to identify the contents of messages that were known only to the host and recipient. which he said was related to the urgent matter the program was working on. claiming that the agency “Planning to leak in Trying to broadcast this show.”
on Tuesday’s list Carlson pointed to the NSA statement in the lead up to airtime. and recounted several tense telephone conversations with the agency. While the project attempts to contact NSA Director General Paul Nakasone,
In a statement tweeted at 8 p.m. ET, the agency denied Carlson̵7;s claims that it was monitoring his electronic communications or trying to force “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to air.
“Tucker Carlson has never been a target of the agency’s intelligence and the NSA has never had any plans. to try to get his program on air,” part of the statement read. “The NSA has a foreign intelligence mission. We aim at foreign powers to generate insights into foreign activities that may harm the United States. With limited exceptions (such as emergencies), the NSA may not target US citizens. Without a court order that explicitly allows targeting.”
However, Carlson said the statement did not directly address what he asked when his team sought an answer from Nakasone.
“Last night on this show We make a frank claim: The NSA has read my personal email without my permission. Period. Tonight’s statement does not deny that,” Carlson said.
Carlson called Nakasone a “highly politically minded four-star general” and recalled that an NSA receptionist refused to connect his team to Nakasone’s office during a call Tuesday morning.
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The host added that “Tucker Carlson Tonight” tried again later in the afternoon on a direct line. He noted, “Nakasone’s assistant seemed shocked that someone the NSA email was reading would dare to call the director himself.”
“Shut up, slave, obey,” he remarked in his dynamic characterization. “They claim that there is no Nakasone there.”
Nakasone, who was nominated in 2018 by President Donald Trump to replace Gen. Mike Rogers, heads the US Cyber Command.
when his question was not answered. Carlson recounted another brief discussion with the NSA, headquartered in Fort Meade, Maryland.
“Did the Biden administration read my email? NSA officials declined to speak,” Carlson said. “In a hot follow-up conversation 20 minutes ago, they even refused to explain why they didn’t answer that simple question.”
In a message the NSA sent him, he said, “We can do whatever we want.”
“We can read your private messages and emails. We can send you veiled threats to counter you if we don’t like your politics. what can we do And there’s really nothing you can do. We are in charge. and you are not.”
“Orwellian didn’t begin to describe the experience,” Carlson explains.
Carlson added, Americans who write a lot are likely to use what they see as a federal government that targets dissenters from China. Noting that earlier this month, Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland “It classified tens of millions of patriotic Americans as domestic terrorists. [and] White Saboteur”
“We’ll see more of this.”
Carlson also went on to say that Biden’s administration itself – through press secretary Jen Psaki – did not directly answer whether Biden’s management monitored the moderator’s communications.
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“Biden management ignored the story. They did not deny they can’t They know it’s true. Today the president was asked about Air Force One,” he said.
“I think the NSA knows, everyone knows, everyone on this plane, I should say, is an agency focused on foreign threats. And those who try to harm us on foreign soil, that is their boundary. but apart from that I’m going to introduce you to the intelligence community,” Psaki said Tuesday in response to reporters’ questions about Carlson’s allegations.
“Notify me again. No denying it,” Carlson replied. “She was right that the NSA was allowed to spy on foreigners. non american But it spies on millions of Americans. sometimes for political reasons And everyone knows it, in Washington this is fine. But that’s not the case. dangerous and wrong.”
“A faceless hack in a government agency that decides they don’t like what you think. So he will hurt you and you can’t do anything about it. that could happen to you And when it happens — believe us — NBC News will call you the delusional Q-Anon conspiracy theorist for complaining about it.”
On Monday, Carlson said his program filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the agency, adding that the information the whistleblower shared with him was “inappropriate.” “There is no other possible source” other than himself or the contact with whom he is communicating. his personal device
Harmeet Dhillon, a civil rights attorney and former California GOP vice president, later told Carlson she was “not surprised” by the response from the NSA.
“In the 20 years since 9/11, I and other liberals There was a debate about the Patriot Act and other laws – but going back to 1947 the law said spying could only be foreigners. Not American citizens, and we, the government, routinely ridicule.
Dhillon said the intelligence community had a history of never being candid about the operation, pointing to the mistakes of Obama’s Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper.[nly]Denied to Congress in 2014 that the United States was collecting information about millions of Americans, Clapper denied characterizing his testimony as “a lie.”
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“The leak by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden later showed that The National Security Agency has been collecting and keeping records of American calls for years,” Dillon said.
“When you look at at [former Trump campaign aide] Carter Page violations, for example, a lie from the FISA court. One would think that the National Security Tools were not trying to find Carter Page’s activities and communications. What they can do is collect all communications of everyone who comes in contact with that person. send message to them even without a part.”