Fox News host Tucker Carlson revealed on his show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” on Monday that a whistleblower within the federal government told him that the National Spying — excuse me — National Security Agency (NSA) has been looking into his and his staff’s internal communications in a plan “to leak them in an attempt to take this show off the air.”
Carlson said the whistleblower “reached out to warn” them that this activity was occurring.
“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.
The Fox News host noted that it’s a crime for the NSA to spy on Americans before claiming that the communications the whistleblower, “who is in a position to know,” told them about that the NSA has could only have been attained by going through Carlson and his staff’s private emails and texts.
“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,” Carlson said. “There’s no other possible source for that information, period.”
Carlson then made a declarative statement that was sure to ruffle more than a few feathers within the Biden regime.
“The NSA captured that information without our knowledge and did it for political reasons,” continued Carlson. “The Biden administration is spying on us. We have confirmed that.”
In response, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki spoke to reporters on Tuesday to refute the allegations Carlson made on-air.
“The NSA, as I think you're well aware, I'm sure everyone's aware, or everyone on this plane is aware I should say, is an entity that focuses on foreign threats and individuals who are trying, attempting to do us harm on foreign soil, so that is their purview,” Psaki said before departing on Air Force One to Michigan, according to the Washington Examiner.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) previously noted on their website that “spying on Americans is illegal," confirming Carlson’s statement about such illegal activity. They also detail the only “three laws that permit the government to spy.”
There are only three laws that authorize any exceptions to the ban on electronic eavesdropping by the government. Congress has explicitly stated that these three laws are the exclusive means by which domestic electronic surveillance can be carried out (18 USC, Section 2511(2)(f)). They are:
- Title III and ECPA. Title III and the Electronic Commnunications [sic] Privacy Act make up the statutes that govern criminal wiretaps in the United States.
- FISA. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is the law that governs eavesdropping on agents of "foreign powers" within the United States, including suspected foreign terrorists.
For video of Carlson’s segment talking about the whistleblower: